Georg Johan Sverdrup

Georg Johan Sverdrup (January 26, 1885 – November 4, 1951)[1][2] was a professor of the history of religion.[3][4]

Georg Johan Sverdrup
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Born(1885-01-26)January 26, 1885
DiedNovember 4, 1951(1951-11-04) (aged 66)
OccupationReligious scholar

Life and familyEdit

Sverdrup was born in Stockholm; he was the son of the bishop and politician Jakob Sverdrup and the brother of the Germanic philology professor Jakob Sverdrup and the zoologist Aslaug Sverdrup Sømme.[2] He was the father of the historian Jakob Sverdrup, who directed the Norwegian Nobel Institute, and the mathematician Erling Sverdrup.[5] He was the nephew of the theologian Georg Sverdrup.

After graduation, he worked as an instructor and school principal in Molde and at the Tanks Upper Secondary School in Bergen.[2] After the Second World War, he received a professorship in religious studies at the University of Oslo as the successor to Wilhelm Schencke.[6][7]

BibliographyEdit

  • Fra gravskikker til dødstro i nordisk stenalder (From Burial Customs to Religious Conceptions of Death in the Nordic Stone Age). Oslo: Dybwad, 1927
  • Die Hausurnen und die Heiligkeit des Hauses (House Urns and the Sanctity of the House). Oslo: Dybwad, 1939
  • Da Norge ble kristnet : En religionssosiologisk studie (When Norway Became Christian: A Religious Sociological Study). Oslo: Norli, 1942

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Begravde i Oslo". Retrieved January 10, 2020.
  2. ^ a b c Finne-Grønn, S. H. (1923). Slegten Sverdrup: kortfattede genealogiske-personalhistoriske oplysninger med prospekter og portrætter. Christiania: Det Mallingske Bogtrykkeri.
  3. ^ Aschehougs konversasjonsleksikon. Oslo: Aschehoug. 1972.
  4. ^ Bratberg, Terje (2018). "Sverdrup". Store norske leksikon. Retrieved January 10, 2020.
  5. ^ Studentene fra 1935: biografiske opplysninger, artikler og statistikk samlet til 25-års jubileet september 1960. Oslo: Bokkomiteen for studentene fra 193. 1960.
  6. ^ Nora S. Eggen (2019). "On the Periphery: Translations of the Qurʾān in Sweden, Denmark, and Norway". In Hanna, Sameh; El-Farahaty, Hanem; Khalifa, Abdel-Wahab (eds.). The Routledge Handbook of Arabic Translation. London: Routledge. pp. 65–80. ISBN 1138958042.
  7. ^ Halden, Sissel (1999). "Professor Schenke [sic] og Teologene". Chaos: dansk-norsk tidsskrift for religionshistoriske studier. Copenhagen: Institut for religionshistorie. 32: 79, 85.