Johan August Ekman

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The Most Reverend
Johan August Ekman
Archbishop of Uppsala
Primate of Sweden
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Church Church of Sweden
Archdiocese Uppsala
Appointed 1900
In office 1900-1913
Predecessor Anton Niklas Sundberg
Successor Nathan Söderblom
Ordination 13 January 1873
Consecration 28 August 1898
by Anton Niklas Sundberg
Rank Archbishop
Personal details
Born (1845-11-26)November 26, 1845
Hjälstad, Sweden
Died November 30, 1913(1913-11-30) (aged 68)
Uppsala, Sweden
Buried Uppsala old cemetery
Nationality Swede
Spouse Hilma Ingeborg Petersson

Johan August Ekman (26 November 1845, Hjälstad - 1913) was Archbishop of Uppsala, Sweden, 1900-1913.[1] He was a student at the University of Uppsala, and was ordained priest in that city 1873. Thereafter he worked as a vicar and held other church offices in Uppsala. He was married in 1882, elected professor of theology 1897 and bishop of Västerås in 1898; and entrusted with the post of archbishop in 1900.

He was known as a representative for a more modern Swedish Church.

Some of his published articles were (with the titles translated from Swedish) The origins of Christian Priesthood (1882), Miracles and Spiritual Inspirations (1883), The Naturalistic Paganism (1886-1888).

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  1. ^ "Religious Organizations" (in Swedish). World Statesmen. Retrieved 22 December 2014. 
Preceded by
Anton Niklas Sundberg
Archbishop of Uppsala
Succeeded by
Nathan Söderblom