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Swedish Missions

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Author(s): Sarja, Karin
[German Version] In the late 19th century the Church of Sweden and the revival movements were influenced by commitment to mission. Important protagonists were Peter Fjellstedt (1802–1881) and George Scott (1804–1874), whose efforts led in 1835 to the founding of the first missionary organization, Svenska Missionssällskapet. In 1845 the Lutheran Lunds Missionssällskap was founded. The new evangelical revival movement led to the establishment of the Evangeliska Fosterlands-Stiftelsen, which began mi…