Lutheran Salvationists?: The Development Towards Registration as an Independent Faith Community in The Salvation Army in Norway with Focus on the Period 1975-2005

Lutheran Salvationists?: The Development Towards Registration as an Independent Faith Community in The Salvation Army in Norway with Focus on the Period 1975-2005

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ISBN-13: 9781498297875
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 03/13/2017
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)

About the Author

Gudrun Maria Lydholm (DTh, Oslo University) is a Salvation Army officer, having served in ministry in local corps (congregations) in Denmark and England, as an editor of the Danish Salvation Army publications and in leadership positions in Russia/CIS, Finland/Estonia and Norway, Iceland, and the Faroes for more than forty-three years. She now lives in active retirement in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Table of Contents

Foreword John Larsson ix

Preface Roger Green xi

Abbreviations xiv

Introduction xv

Chapter 1 Identifying the Issues 1

Chapter 2 The Start and Development of The Salvation Army 12

Chapter 3 The Foundation of Significant Factors for the Process Towards Registration in Norway 29

Chapter 4 Changes and Challenges from the Wider Norwegian Society and Frelsesarmeen's Response to These 50

Chapter 5 The Work of Frelsesarmeen's Commission 1975-78 70

Chapter 6 Developments in the Interim Period 1978-1993 95

Chapter 7 Frelsesarmeen's Church Commission 1993-96 125

Chapter 8 Frelsesarmeen's Registration as a Faith Community in 2005 162

Chapter 9 The Theory of Civil Religion in Relation to Salvationists' View of the Norwegian church 191

Chapter 10 Which Ecclesiology? 207

Chapter 11 Conclusion 234

Appendix I Doctrines of The Salvation Army 243

Appendix II Soldiers Covenant 245

Appendix III Officers Covenant 248

Appendix IV Commissioning and Ordination 249

Bibliography 251

Index 261

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