Notable Swedish Christians: Israel Acrelius

Some years ago I came by the 2-volume Dictionary of Evangelical Biography (1730-1860) which I admit is a bit obscure. But I thought I’d trawl its pages for entries on Swedish Christians to learn more about its notable figures and history. We’ll take the series alphabetically.  Israel Acrelius (1714-1800) was, as most Swedish Christians were, a Lutheran. He was also a historian of Swedes in colonial America. He was at first reluctant to go because of his lack of English, which is in marked contrast to Swedes today. He struggled to learn…

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The Curiosity Index (09.01.2017)

Welcome to Monday and that’s about all the inspiration I can offer. Well not quite. Richard Perkins reflects on three key questions that Chris asked Brad It’s never a bad time to invest in reading your Bible – God is far less interested in the calendar than you. Luke has all you need to know about why and how to read your Bible This is the sort of story that will freak out virtually every American Christian with an over-developed interest in the book of Revelation. Microchips in every American?…

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