Notable Swedish pioneers: Gustaf Palmquist

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.  Gustaf Palmquist (1812-1867) was a Baptist leader and a key figure among Swedish Baptists particularly in America. Between 1851 and 1910 around one million Swedes emigrated to America (and in that time only around 100,000 returned). This significant minority began to form its own denominations and structures and Palmquist was instrumental…

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The Curiosity Index (24.01.2018)

How Alone We Really Are in one photo Told you so One of the Last Two Dead Sea Scrolls Has Been Decoded It provides illumination not exactly into the Bible but into the debates within Judaism around the time of Jesus. It’s also a good illustration How Archaeology Contributes to Biblical Studies Five reasons the homogeneous church is declining and dying So expect to see more churches that look like this How To Digest Books Above Your “Level” And Increase Your Intelligence This is for those of you who need to…

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