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Olaf Elias Brandt

theologian

Olaf Elias Brandt, American theologian. Decorated Commander Order of St. Olav by King Haakon of Norway, 1924.

Background

Brandt, Olaf Elias was born on February 19, 1862 in near Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Review Nils and Diderikke (Ottesen) Brandt.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Luther College, Decorah, Iowa, 1879. Post-graduate study Northwestern College, Watertown, Wisconsin, 1879-1880, Doctor of Divinity, 1915. Post-graduate study Concordia Theological Seminary, St. Louis, 1880-1883.

University of Leipzig, 1897. Travel and study, Europe, 1923-1924. Doctor of Sacred Theology, Luther College, 1934.

Career

Ordained ministry Synod of Norwegian Lutheran Church America, 1883. Pastor Cleveland, O., 1883-1892, Chicago, 1892-1896. Professor O. T., encyclopedia and homiletics, Luther Theological Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1897-1917, vice president, 1917-1930, chair of practical theology, also Old Testament exegesis and encyclopedia, 1917-1930, chair of New Testament, 1930-1936, professor emeritus, 1936.

Pastor Hope Church, Minneapolis, 1905-1911. Lecturer on educational and religious subjects. Active in promotion of church work among students of secular schools Wrote “Friendship” (many edits.).

Connections

Married Emma Louise Galby, July 12, 1899. Children: Margrethe (deceased), Rolf, Kathrine (deceased), Immanuel (deceased), Olaf Ulric Ottesen.

father:
Review Nils Brandt

mother:
Diderikke (Ottesen) Brandt

spouse:
Emma Louise Galby

child:
Kathrine Brandt (deceased)

child:
Rolf Brandt

child:
Olaf Ulric Ottesen Brandt

child:
Immanuel Brandt (deceased)

child:
Margrethe Brandt (deceased)