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Nels Fredrik Solomon Ferre, Swedish educator. Member American Theological Society (president 1957), American Philosophical Association, National Council on Religion in Higher Education, Conference on Science, Philosophical and Religion, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Beta Kappa Associates, Beta Chi Sigma.

Background

Ferre, Nels Fredrik Solomon was born on June 8, 1908 in Lulea, Sweden. Son of Frans August and Maria (Wickman) Ferre.

Education

Came to the United States, 1921, naturalized, 1931. Bachelor of Arts, Boston University, 1931, Augustus Howe Buck scholar and fellow, 1927-1934, Doctor of Divinity, 1956. Bachelor of Divinity, Andover Newton Theological Seminary, 1934.

A.M., Harvard, 1936, Doctor of Philosophy., 1938. Student Universities Upsala and Lund, Sweden, 1936-1937. Sheldon traveling fellow, Harvard to Europe, 1936-1937.

Career

Ordained Congleton minister, 1934. Instructor philosophical Andover Newton Theological Seminary, 1937-1939, Abbot professor Christian theological, 1939-1950. Visiting lecturer, Harvard, 1947-1948, Garrett Biblical Institute, summers 1942, 44, 48.

Professor philosophical theological School Religion, Vanderbilt University, 1950-1957. Visiting tutor Hartley Victoria College, Manchester, England, 1956-1957. Abbot professor Andover Newton Theological School, 1957-1965.

Scholar: in-residence Parsons College, 1965-1968. Ferris professor philosophy College Wooster (O.), 1968-1971. Visiting professor Mansfield College, Oxford, 1951-1952.

Fulbright lecturer Oxford University, 1951-1952. Co-chairman Institute Religious and Social Studies, Boston Section, 1947-1948.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author books including: Swedish Contributions, 1939. Faith and Reason, 1946. The Christian Understanding of God, 1951.

      Sun and the Umbrella, 1953. Christian Faith and Higher Education, 1954. The Living God of Nowhere and Nothing, 1966.

      Co-author books including: Conflicts of Power in Modern Culture, 1947. Methodism, (W. K. Anderson, editor) 1947. Learning and World Peace, 1948.

      Fruits of Faith (Richard Spann, editor) 1950. Christ and the Christian, 1958. Searchlights on Contemporary Theology, 1961.

      Finality of Faith, 1963. Theologians of Our Time, 1966. The Theology of Gustaf Aulen.

      Essays in Honor of William E. Hopkins, 1966. The Universal Word, 1969.

Membership

Member American Theological Society (president 1957), American Philosophical Association, National Council on Religion in Higher Education, Conference on Science, Philosophical and Religion, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Beta Kappa Associates, Beta Chi Sigma.

Connections

Married Katharine Louise Pond, June 8, 1932. Children: Frederick Pond, Mariel Esther, Katharine Kerstin, Faith.

father:
Frans August Ferre

mother:
Maria (Wickman) Ferre

spouse:
Katharine Louise Pond

children:
Frederick Pond Ferre

Mariel Esther Ferre

Katharine Kerstin Ferre

Faith Ferre