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Albert Cornelius Knudson, American theologian. Fellow American Academy Arts and Sciences; member American Theological Society, American Philosophical Association, Delta Upsilon, Phi Beta Kappa.


Knudson, Albert Cornelius was born on January 23, 1873 in Grandmeadow, Minnesota, United States. Son of Asle and Susan (Fosse) Knudson.


Bachelor of Arts, Univercity Minnesota, 1893. Bachelor of Sacred Theology, Boston University, 1896, Doctor of Philosophy., 1900. Studied School of All Sciences, Boston University, 1896-1897, university of Jena and Berlin, 1897-1898.

Doctor of Divinity, Allegheny College, 1906. Theological D., University of Berlin, 1923. Doctor of Laws, Lawrence College, 1926.


December 13, 1948. Professor church history, Denver U., 1898-1900. Professor philosophy and English Bible, Baker U., 1900-1902. Professor of English Bible and philosophy Allegheny College, 1902-1906.

Professor Hebrew and O.T. exegesis Boston University School of Theology, 1906-1921, professor systematic theology, 1921-1943, dean, 1926-1938, dean emeritus, since 1938. Delaware General Confs., Methodist Episcopal Church, 1932-1936, Edinburgh Conference on Faith and Order, 1937, Uniting Conference of Methodist Church, 1939.


  • Other Work

    • Author: The Old Testament Problem, 1908. The Beacon Lights of Prophecy, 1914. The Religious Teaching of the Old Testament, 1918.The Prophetic Movement in Israel, 1921. Present Tendencies in Religious Thought, 1924. The Philosophy of Personalism, 1927.The Doctrine of God, 1930. The Doctrine of Redemption, 1933. The Validity of Religious Experience, 1937.The Principles of Christian Ethics, 1943. The Philosophy of War and Peace, 1947. Basic Issues in Thought, 1950.


Fellow American Academy Arts and Sciences. Member American Theological Society, American Philosophical Association, Delta Upsilon, Phi Beta Kappa.


Married Mathilde Johnson, July 7, 1899 (deceased).

Asle Knudson

Susan (Fosse) Knudson

Mathilde Johnson