Tord Godal

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The Right Reverend
Tord Godal
Born (1909-06-27)27 June 1909
Stavanger, Norway
Died 27 February 2002(2002-02-27) (aged 92)
Trondheim, Norway
Nationality Norwegian
Education cand.theol. (1932)
dr.theol. (1947)
Alma mater University of Oslo
Occupation Priest
Religion Christian
Denomination Church of Norway
Spouse(s) Hild Hulaas (1934-2000)
Parent(s) Ingvald Godal
Anne Helene Olsen
Awards Order of St. Olav (1969)

Tord Godal (27 June 1909 – 27 February 2002) was a Norwegian theologian and bishop for the Diocese of Nidaros. He was decorated Commander of the Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav in 1969. Godal was also a Freemason.[1]

Godal was born on 27 June 1909 in Stavanger, Norway. He was educated in theology receiving his cand.theol. degree in 1932 and his dr.theol. degree in 1947. He served as a pastor in various positions in the Diocese of Oslo between 1934 and 1940. He was a chaplain in Trondheim from 1940 to 1948, resident chaplain at Bakke Church in Trondheim from 1948 to 1956 and Dean of the Oslo Cathedral from 1956 to 1960. He was bishop of the Diocese of Nidaros from 1960 to 1979, the longest serving bishop in Nidaros during the 20th century. He also served as praeses of the Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters from 1966 to 1973. Godal died in Trondheim on 27 February 2002.[2][3]

Selected works[edit]

  • Kristen seksual-moral (1939)
  • Meditasjonen og dens betydning for erkjennelsen (1947)
  • Tilbake til troen. Religiøs fundamentalisme (1949)
  • Meditasjon: En veg for Guds ord til den enkelte (1979)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Henriksen, Petter, ed. (2007). "Tord Godal". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 16 April 2010. 
  2. ^ Bratberg, Terje (1996). "Vitenskapsselskapet". In Arntzen, Jon Gunnar. Trondheim byleksikon. Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. p. 599–600. ISBN 82-573-0642-8. 
  3. ^ Aarflot, Andreas. "Tord Godal". In Helle, Knut. Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 16 April 2010. 
Religious titles
Preceded by
Arne Fjellbu
Bishop of Nidaros
1960–1979
Succeeded by
Kristen Kyrre Bremer
Academic offices
Preceded by
Harald Wergeland
Praeses of the Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters
1966–1973
Succeeded by
Sigmund Selberg