|The Most Reverend
|Archbishop of Uppsala|
|Province||Church Province of Sweden|
|Diocese||Diocese of Uppsala|
|Elected||20 May 1914|
|Predecessor||Johan August Ekman|
|Consecration||8 November 1914|
|Birth name||Lars Olof Jonathan Söderblom|
15 January 1866|
|Died||12 July 1931
|Denomination||Church of Sweden|
|Parents||Jonas Söderblom and Nikolina Sophie Blûme|
|Spouse||Anna Söderblom (born as Forsell)|
|Alma mater||Uppsala University|
|Ordination history of Nathan Söderblom|
|Ordained by||Gottfrid Billing|
|Date of ordination||1893|
|Principal consecrator||Gottfrid Billing|
|Date of consecration||8 November 1914|
|Place of consecration||Uppsala Cathedral|
Lars Olof Jonathan Söderblom (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈnɑːtan ˈsøːdɛrblʊm]) (15 January 1866 – 12 July 1931) was a Swedish clergyman, Archbishop of Uppsala in the Church of Sweden, 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.
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 the president of the Uppsala Student Union.
In 1912, he became a professor of Religious studies at Leipzig University. But already 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.
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. His was instrumental in chairing the Life and Work Conference in Stockholm, in 1925. He was a close friend of the English ecumenist George Bell.
- Nobel biography
- The Content of Christian Faith, a reflection by Nathan Söderblom
- Free scores by Nathan Söderblom in the Choral Public Domain Library (ChoralWiki)
Johan August Ekman
|Archbishop of Uppsala
Primate of Sweden
|Swedish Academy, Chair No. 16