Ole Hallesby

Theologian, Author

1879 – 1961

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Who was Ole Hallesby?

Ole Kristian Hallesby was an influential conservative Norwegian Lutheran pietist who taught at the Free Faculty of Theology from 1909 to 1952.

An outspoken opponent of the Nazi occupation of Norway, he was arrested and detained at Grini concentration camp for two years.

During a razzia in November 1948 it was revealed that the already-imprisoned Nazi agents, Gard Holtskog, Sten Blom Westberg and Hans Johann Krijom, were about to fabricate a document which probably was supposed to tie Hallesby to the Nazis.

Hallesby wrote 67 books, mostly on theology and ethics, but is known for devotional writings.

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Born
Aug 5, 1879
Aremark
Nationality
  • Norway
Profession
Employment
  • MF Norwegian School of Theology
Died
Nov 22, 1961
Oslo

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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