United Norwegian Lutheran Church of America

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The United Norwegian Lutheran Church of America was the result of the union formed in 1890 between the Norwegian Augustana Synod (1870), the Conference of the Norwegian-Danish Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (1870), and the Anti-Missourian Brotherhood (1887).

In 1897, a group of churches left the UNLC and formed the Lutheran Free Church. In 1900, another group of churches left to form the Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America. Some sources give the church's name as "in America" instead of "of America".

The church merged in 1917 to what became the Evangelical Lutheran Church later to be the American Lutheran Church and today the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Marcus Olaus Bøckmann was President of the United Church Seminary which was operated by the United Norwegian Lutheran Church in Saint Paul, Minnesota, until 1917.

Presidents[edit]

  • Gjermund Hoyme 1890–1902
  • Theodor H. Dahl 1902–1917

References[edit]

  • Fevold, Eugene L. The Lutheran Free Church: A Fellowship of American Lutheran Congregations 1897–1963 (Minneapolis, Mn: Augsburg Publishing House, 1969)
  • Nelson, E. Clifford, and Fevold, Eugene L. The Lutheran Church among Norwegian-Americans: a history of the Evangelical Lutheran Church (Minneapolis, MN : Augsburg Publishing House, 1960)
  • Nichol, Todd W. All These Lutherans (Minneapolis, MN: Augburg Publishing House, 1986)

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