The Georg Sverdrup Society
The Georg Sverdrup Society was organized in December 2003 and is open to anyone interested in the life and work of Georg Sverdrup (1848 - 1907), considered as among "the ablest theologians" in the history of Norwegian-American Lutheranism. The society is registered in the state of Minnesota as a 501(C)(3) nonprofit corporation.
- To promote the study and understanding of New Testament congregationalism as understood by Georg Sverdrup.
- To promote the concept of "free and living congregations."
- To encourage the study and understanding of the "Fundamental Principles" and "Rules for Work" as were used in the Lutheran Free Church and continue to be used in the Association of Free Lutheran Congregations.
- To promote translating Sverdrup's writings into English.
- To widen the readership of Sverdrup's works and provide a forum for the discussion of his ideas.
- To facilitate research by providing a place in the Free Lutheran Theological Seminary Library for Sverdrup's original writing, translations of his writing, and articles and books published about him and his work.
- To maintain an updated bibliography of Sverdrup's translated work as well as a bibliography of work written about him.
- To encourage research and study of Sverdrup's life, work, and ideas by publishing an annual journal.
- To publish a newsletter for members that provides information on the society's activities and general information.
- Martin Horn, President
- Kevin Borg, Vice President
- Tim Larson, Secretary
- Larry J. Walker, Editor
- Alex Amiot, Membership Secretary
- Marian Christopherson
- Lloyd Quanbeck
- Gary Jorgenson
The annual Georg Sverdrup Society forum at the Association Free Lutheran Theological Seminary is based on the theme "Sverdrup and Augsburg Seminary."
Presenters will speak and welcome discussion on these topics: The Old Church Order and Pastoral Education; The 1898 Minnesota Supreme Court Ruling That Allowed Augsburg Seminary to Continue Sverdrup's Vision; Sverdrup's Vision for Instructing Pastors and Its Influence on 21st Century Seminary Training; and Sverdrup's Influence on Pastoral Education at AFLTS.
The forum will be held Friday, January 18 starting at 9 AM in the lower level of the chapel with lunch to follow.
3120 Medicine Lake Blvd
Minneapolis, MN 55441
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