Yngve Brilioth

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The Most Reverend
Yngve Brilioth
Archbishop of Uppsala
Primate of Sweden
Yngve Brilioth 1.jpg
Church Church of Sweden
Archdiocese Archdiocese of Uppsala
In office 1950-1958
Predecessor Erling Eidem
Successor Gunnar Hultgren
Ordination 1918
Consecration 1938
by Erling Eidem
Personal details
Born (1891-07-12)12 July 1891
Västervik, Sweden
Died 27 April 1959(1959-04-27) (aged 67)
Uppsala, Sweden
Buried Uppsala old cemetery
Nationality Swedish
Spouse Brita Söderblom
Previous post Bishop of Växjö (1938-1950)
Coat of arms Yngve Brilioth's coat of arms

Yngve Brilioth (12 July 1891 – 27 April 1959) wasa Swedish theologian, professor for church history, later for Practical theology in Uppsala, Turku and Lund, Lutheran Bishop of Växjö from 1938 to 1950 and Archbishop of Uppsala from 1950 until 1958.[1][2] He was the author of a history of the Oxford Movement, written to coincide with its centenary in 1933. He married the daughter of a predecessor, Nathan Söderblom.

He earned his PhD from Uppsala University and where he was a dean and professor of philosophy. He wrote many international historical and theological books. For his contribution to the history of the Anglican Church, in 1942 he was awarded the Lambeth Cross, the highest award in the Anglican Church. He used his deep historical knowledge when he was archbishop to take measures concerning the organisation, liturgy and methods of preaching; he furthermore had an international interest and was chairman of the Faith and Order commission.

Selected bibliography[edit]

  • The Anglican Revival: Studies in the Oxford Movement. London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1925.
  • Eucharistic Faith and Practise. Evangelical and Catholic. London 1930.
  • Evangelicalism and the Oxford Movement. Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press, 1934.
  • A brief history of preaching. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1965.
  • Landmarks in the history of preaching. London: S.P.C.K., 1950.
  • Sven-Erik Brodd: The Church as Sacrament in the Writings of Yngve Brilioth. In: International journal for the Study of the Christian Church 9, 2009, S. 118-137


  1. ^ "Religious Organizations" (in Swedish). World Statesmen. Retrieved 22 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "Religion: Small War in Sweden". TIME. October 21, 1957. 
Preceded by
Erling Eidem
Archbishop of Uppsala
Primate of Sweden

Succeeded by
Gunnar Hultgren