The Most Reverend
| Archbishop of Uppsala |
Primate of Sweden
|Church||Church of Sweden|
|Elected||20 May 1914|
|Predecessor||Johan August Ekman|
|Consecration||8 November 1914|
by Gottfrid Billing
|Birth name||Lars Olof Jonathan Söderblom|
|Born||15 January 1866|
|Died||12 July 1931 65) (aged|
|Denomination||Church of Sweden|
|Parents||Jonas Söderblom and Nikolina Sophie Blûme|
|Spouse||Anna Söderblom (born as Forsell) (1870-1955)|
|Alma mater||Uppsala University|
Ordination history of
Lars Olof Jonathan Söderblom (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈnɑ̌ːtan ˈsø̌ːdɛrblʊm] ; 15 January 1866 – 12 July 1931) was a Swedish clergyman. He was the Church of Sweden Archbishop of Uppsala between 1914 and 1931, and recipient of the 1930 Nobel Peace Prize. He is commemorated in the Calendar of Saints of the Lutheran Church and in the liturgical calendar of the Episcopal Church (USA) on July 12.
Söderblom was born in the village of Trönö in Söderhamn Municipality, Gävleborg County. His father was a parish priest. He enrolled at Uppsala University in 1883. Although not initially convinced what he wanted to study, he eventually decided to follow in his father's footsteps. On returning from a journey to the U.S., he was ordained priest in 1893. During the years 1892 and 1893, Söderblom was first vice president and then president of the Uppsala Student Union.
From 1894 until 1901, he held a ministry at the Swedish Embassy in Paris, where his congregation included both Alfred Nobel (1833–1896) and August Strindberg (1849–1912). In 1897, he conducted the memorial service following the death of Alfred Nobel. From 1901 to 1914, Söderblom held a chair in the School of Theology at Uppsala University and from 1912 to 1914 was also a professor of Religious studies at Leipzig University. In 1914, he was elected as Archbishop of Uppsala, the head of the Lutheran church in Sweden. During the First World War, he called on all Christian leaders to work for peace and justice while working to alleviate the conditions of prisoners of war and refugees.
He believed that church unity had the specific purpose of presenting the gospel to the world and that the messages of Jesus were relevant to social life. His leadership of the Christian "Life and Work" movement in the 1920s has led him to be recognised as one of the principal founders of the ecumenical movement. He had began the movement toward intercommunion between the Church of Sweden and the Church of England and was a close associate of the English ecumenist George Bell (1883–1958), Dean of Canterbury, Bishop of Chichester. He was instrumental in chairing the World Conference of Life and Work in Stockholm, in 1925. In 1930 he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
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|Titles in Lutheranism|
Johan August Ekman
| Archbishop of Uppsala |
Primate of Sweden
| Swedish Academy,|
Seat No. 16
|Awards and achievements|
Frank B. Kellogg
| Laureate of the Nobel Peace Prize |
Nicholas Murray Butler
and Jane Addams