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Med Bibeln som bekännelse och bekymmer. Bibelsynsfrågan i Svenska Missionsförbundet 1917-1942 med särskild hänsyn till Missionsskolan och samfundsledningen.

Dahlén, Rune W LU (1999) In Bibliotheca Historico-Ecclesiastica Lundensis
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Bibelsynsfrågor har alltid vållat heta debatter. Svenska Missionsförbundet (SMF) utgör inget undantag från den regeln. Där kom bibelsynen att diskuteras med en intensitet som fick tre bibellärare i följd att sluta vid Missionsskolan på Lidingö (där SMF:s blivande pastorer och missionärer utbildades) och lämna samfundet. På den så kallade "Valhallanatten" 1926 diskuterade femhundra församlingsombud till halv fem på morgonen.



När Axel Andersson skulle väljas till ny missionsföreståndare (SMF:s högste ledare) 1930 var motståndet hårt från framför allt "pingstbetonade" grupper. Bland annat beskylldes Andersson för att vara "bibelkritiker". När han ändå valdes lämnade församlingar... (More)
Popular Abstract in Swedish

Bibelsynsfrågor har alltid vållat heta debatter. Svenska Missionsförbundet (SMF) utgör inget undantag från den regeln. Där kom bibelsynen att diskuteras med en intensitet som fick tre bibellärare i följd att sluta vid Missionsskolan på Lidingö (där SMF:s blivande pastorer och missionärer utbildades) och lämna samfundet. På den så kallade "Valhallanatten" 1926 diskuterade femhundra församlingsombud till halv fem på morgonen.



När Axel Andersson skulle väljas till ny missionsföreståndare (SMF:s högste ledare) 1930 var motståndet hårt från framför allt "pingstbetonade" grupper. Bland annat beskylldes Andersson för att vara "bibelkritiker". När han ändå valdes lämnade församlingar och enskilda SMF, och samfundet stod inför faran att helt splittras.



Tio år senare talades det på nytt om att "spränga" SMF. Den gången stod bibelläraren David Hedegård i händelsernas centrum genom sitt krav på att en bekännelse skulle införas i samfundet.



I den här avhandlingen ställs frågan om det skett några medvetna och avgörande vägval rörande bibelsynen i SMF. Frågan har sitt värde också ur ett bredare ekumeniskt perspektiv, eftersom situationen i SMF speglar frågor som varit aktuella i de flesta kyrkor. Undersökningen visar att mycket få medvetna vägval gjordes under den aktuella tidsperioden. I ett avslutande kapitel diskuteras vad som istället fått samfundet att gå från en relativt konservativ bibelsyn till en mer liberal. (Less)
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This thesis examines to what extent the issue of the views of the Bible was discussed within the Mission Covenant Church of Sweden (MCCS) during the period of 1917-1942, and if there were any conscious and decisive choices of direction concerning this issue, in spite of the fact that the MCCS has no established views of the Bible.



In an introductory chapter, the views of the Bible of the great MCCS theologian and leader P. Waldenström, 1838-1917, are analysed.



Part 1 treats the views of the Bible of four different persons who were consecutively teachers of exegetics at the Theological Seminary where future pastors and missionaries were trained. Arguments put forward in the heated debate on the issue of... (More)
This thesis examines to what extent the issue of the views of the Bible was discussed within the Mission Covenant Church of Sweden (MCCS) during the period of 1917-1942, and if there were any conscious and decisive choices of direction concerning this issue, in spite of the fact that the MCCS has no established views of the Bible.



In an introductory chapter, the views of the Bible of the great MCCS theologian and leader P. Waldenström, 1838-1917, are analysed.



Part 1 treats the views of the Bible of four different persons who were consecutively teachers of exegetics at the Theological Seminary where future pastors and missionaries were trained. Arguments put forward in the heated debate on the issue of the views of the Bible are accounted for, especially in connection with the appointment or the resignation of a teacher.



In part 2 attention is turned to the different, successive MCCS Presidents (the highest leader of the Church). Special interest is given to Axel Andersson who was elected new President in 1930, and the divisive discussions carried on both before and after his election.



Part 3 accounts for the schism that led up to the claim by the exegetics teacher of the Mission School, David Hedegård, towards the end of the 1930s, that all teachers and leaders within the MCCS should sign some kind of creed.



In a brief epilogue concerning the years after 1942, the key persons and issues are followed up. The final summarizing and analysing chapter has the title "Did the MCCS make a choice of direction concerning the issue of the views of the Bible?" (Less)
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  • Docent Åberg, Göran, Jönköping
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With the Bible as a creed and a concern. The issue of the views of the Bible within t
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Thesis
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views of the Bible., P. Waldenström, pastoral training, the Mission Covenant Church of Sweden, historical-critical method of research, fundamentalism, exegetics, Bible, creed, History of the Christian church, Kristna kyrkans historia
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Bibliotheca Historico-Ecclesiastica Lundensis
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568 pages
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Lund University Press
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Carolinasalen, Kungshuset, Lundagård
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1999-10-29 10:15
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0346-5438
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91-7966-590-X
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Swedish
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<br/><br>
In an introductory chapter, the views of the Bible of the great MCCS theologian and leader P. Waldenström, 1838-1917, are analysed.<br/><br>
<br/><br>
Part 1 treats the views of the Bible of four different persons who were consecutively teachers of exegetics at the Theological Seminary where future pastors and missionaries were trained. Arguments put forward in the heated debate on the issue of the views of the Bible are accounted for, especially in connection with the appointment or the resignation of a teacher.<br/><br>
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In part 2 attention is turned to the different, successive MCCS Presidents (the highest leader of the Church). Special interest is given to Axel Andersson who was elected new President in 1930, and the divisive discussions carried on both before and after his election.<br/><br>
<br/><br>
Part 3 accounts for the schism that led up to the claim by the exegetics teacher of the Mission School, David Hedegård, towards the end of the 1930s, that all teachers and leaders within the MCCS should sign some kind of creed.<br/><br>
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In a brief epilogue concerning the years after 1942, the key persons and issues are followed up. The final summarizing and analysing chapter has the title "Did the MCCS make a choice of direction concerning the issue of the views of the Bible?"},
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