Nathan Soderblom

Nathan Soderblom


Lutheran Archbishop of Uppsala in Sweden. Was the founder and chief promoter of the Life and Work Movement. When the King of Sweden unexpectedly appointed him archbishop in 1914, conservatives within the church questioned his orthodoxy. Soderblom rejected faith in the divine and human nature of Christ because he considered it unacceptable to modern man. He stressed revelation as an ongoing process, not limited to the apostolic age. True religion, he said, rests not in our conception of God but in our moral character. Religion is what a man is or what he does, not what he believes.

He was the mastermind behind the First Conference on Life and Work held at Stockholm.

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