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Jacob Jervell

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Jacob Stephan Jervell (21 May 1925 – 2 March 2014) was a Norwegian theologian, professor emeritus, author and priest. Biography Jervell was born at Fauske in Nordland county, Norway. He was the son of Sverre Jervell (1882-1955) and Thora Mejdell (1889-1988). His father was a parish priest. Jervell grew up in Bergen, Stavanger and Hamar. He graduated artium at Hamar Cathedral School in 1944. After a year as a teacher at Andøya, he began studying theology at the University of Oslo in 1945, where he became Cand.theol. in 1951. He studied in Germany from 1953–55. He was awarded his D.Theol. in 1959. He was a professor of theology at the University of Oslo a position he held until 1988. He was dean of the Faculty of Theology and chairman of the Theology Seminar 1975–76. He was a prorector at the University of Oslo from 1977 to 1980. He held positions at several foreign universities: Lund University, 1963–64, Yale University, 1970 and Aarhus University, 1973. He was Professo
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