Yngve Brilioth

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The Most Reverend

Yngve Brilioth
Archbishop of Uppsala
Primate of Sweden
Yngve Brilioth 1.jpg
ChurchChurch of Sweden
ArchdioceseArchdiocese of Uppsala
In office1950-1958
PredecessorErling Eidem
SuccessorGunnar Hultgren
by Erling Eidem
Personal details
Born(1891-07-12)July 12, 1891
Västervik Municipality Sweden
DiedApril 27, 1959(1959-04-27) (aged 67)
Uppsala Sweden
BuriedUppsala old cemetery
SpouseBrita Söderblom
Previous postBishop of Växjö (1938-1950)

Yngve Brilioth, born 12 July 1891 in Västra Ed, Sweden, dead 27 April 1959 in Uppsala, Sweden was a professor for church history, and later for Practical theology in Uppsala, Turku and Lund. He served as the Lutheran Bishop of Växjö between 1938 and 1950. Between 1950 and 1958, he was the Lutheran Archbishop of Uppsala.[1] He was also the author of a history of the Oxford Movement, which written to coincide with its centenary in 1933. He married the daughter of a predecessor, Nathan Söderblom.

Selected bibliography[change | change source]

  • The Anglican Revival: Studies in the Oxford Movement. London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1925.
  • Eucharistic Faith and Practise. Evangelical and Catholic. London 1930.
  • Evangelicalism and the Oxford Movement. Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press, 1934.
  • A brief history of preaching. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1965.
  • Landmarks in the history of preaching. London: S.P.C.K., 1950.
  • Sven-Erik Brodd: The Church as Sacrament in the Writings of Yngve Brilioth. In: International journal for the Study of the Christian Church 9, 2009, S. 118-137

References[change | change source]

  1. "Religious Organizations" (in Swedish). World Statesmen. Retrieved 22 December 2014.
Preceded by
Erling Eidem
Archbishop of Uppsala
Primate of Sweden

Succeeded by
Gunnar Hultgren