Niels Jørgen Cappelørn

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Niels Jørgen Cappelørn (born 1945) is a Danish theologian, Søren Kierkegaard scholar and former director of Søren Kierkegaard Research Center at the University of Copenhagen. He has written and edited a number of books on Kierkegaard, and was editor of Index til Søren Kierkegaards Papirer, bind XIV-XVI (1975–78). He was Director of the Danish Bible Society from 1980 to 1993.

Professor Cappelørn is a member of the Danish Council of Ethics, a body which provides advice to the Danish Parliament and raises public debate about ethical problems in the field of biomedicine,[1] and a member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.[2] He was made a Knight of the Order of the Dannebrog in 1992.[3] A festschrift in his honor, At Være Sig Selv Nærværende (To Be Present to Oneself) was published in 2010, on the occasion of Professor Cappelørn's 65th birthday.[4]


  1. ^ "Det Etiske Råd" (in Danish). Retrieved 14 August 2010. 
  2. ^ "Gruppe 8: Religionsvitenskap og teologi" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. Retrieved 9 January 2011. 
  3. ^ "" (in Danish). Retrieved 14 August 2010. 
  4. ^ "Kristeligt Dagblads Forlag" (in Danish). Retrieved 14 August 2010. 

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