Thor With

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Thor Scherffenberg With
Diocese of Bjørgvin
In office 1977 — 1987
Predecessor Per Juvkam
Successor Per Lønning
Ordination 1946
Personal details
Born(1918-01-14)14 January 1918
Honningsvåg, Norway
Died 5 June 1997(1997-06-05) (aged 79)
Nationality Norwegian
Denomination Church of Norway
Occupation Priest
Education Cand.theol.
Years active 1946-1987

Thor Scherffenberg With was a Norwegian bishop and theologian in the Church of Norway. He was bishop of the Diocese of Bjørgvin from 1977 until 1987.

Norway constitutional monarchy in Northern Europe

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Thor With was born on 14 January 1918 in the village of Honningsvåg in Nordkapp Municipality in far northern Norway. He received his cand.theol. degree in 1943 and was ordained as a priest in 1946. He completed further studies of the Northern Sami language in 1950 from the University of Oslo. [1]

Honningsvåg Town in Northern Norway, Norway

Honningsvåg  is the northernmost city in Norway. It is located in Nordkapp Municipality in Finnmark county. Legislation effective in 1997 states that a Norwegian city/town must have at least 5,000 inhabitants, but Honningsvåg was declared a city in 1996, thus exempt from this legislation, so it is also one of the smallest cities in Norway. The 1.05-square-kilometre (260-acre) town has a population (2017) of 2,484 which gives the town a population density of 2,366 inhabitants per square kilometre (6,130/sq mi).

Candidatus theologiæ (male), Candidata theologiæ (female), abbreviated cand. theol. is an academic degree with a long tradition, awarded after a six-year higher education in theology in Iceland, Denmark, and Norway. In Norway, the title has remained after the "Quality Reform". In Denmark the title is described as equivalent to Master of Theology, while in Norway it ranks higher. The title is protected by law in Denmark and Norway. In Norway it can only be issued by three institutions, the University of Oslo, the MF Norwegian School of Theology, Oslo and the School of Mission and Theology, Stavanger. The latter two are private.

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With served as the acting parish priest in Narvik from 1947 until 1949. He then was an assistant priest at Tromsø Cathedral from 1949-1950. In 1950 he became the rector of the Sami folk high school in Karasjok, a position he held until 1957. He next was the parish priest in Tana from 1957 until 1961. In 1961 he became the secretary general of the Norwegian Sami Mission (Norwegian : Norges Samemisjon). In 1968 he left Northern Norway and became the head chaplain at the Deaconess Hospital in Oslo, where he stayed until 1975. In 1975, he became the Dean of Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim. Then in 1977, he succeeded Per Juvkam as the new bishop of the Diocese of Bjørgvin, based in the city of Bergen. He retired in 1987. [1]

Narvik Municipality in Nordland, Norway

Narvik  (Norwegian) or Áhkanjárga (Northern Sami) is the third-largest municipality in Nordland county, Norway by population. The administrative centre of the municipality is the town of Narvik. Some of the notable villages in the municipality include Ankenesstranda, Beisfjord, Bjerkvik, Bjørnfjell, Elvegård, Skjomen, Håkvik, Hergot, Straumsnes, and Vidrek. The Elvegårdsmoen army camp is located near Bjerkvik.

Tromsø Cathedral Church in Troms, Norway

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With died on 5 June 1997 at the age of 79.

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  1. 1 2 Store norske leksikon. "Thor Scherffenberg With" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2014-01-22.
Religious titles
Preceded by
Per Juvkam
Bishop of Bjørgvin
Succeeded by
Per Lønning