Wallin, Johan Olof

Wallin, Johan Olof a Swedish theologian, was born Oct. 15, 1779, at Stora Tuna, in Dalecarlia. He studied at Upsala, and on first coming before the public, in 1805, as a poet, he received the great prize of the Swedish Academy, which was also awarded to him in the following years by the same academy, of which he became a member in 1809. He now betook himself to spiritual poetry, and became the most prominent representative of this kind of poetry in Sweden. In the same year he was appointed pastor at Solna, and in 1812 was called to Stockholm, and advanced, in 1816, as pastor pimarius, thus becoming entitled to a seat and vote in the national diet. In 1837 he was made archbishop of Upsala, aid died June 30, 1839. He published sermons under the title Religions-Talvid atskillia Tillfallen (Stockholm, 1827-31, 3 vols.): — Prediknisngar (2nd ed. 1842, 3 vols.; most of his sermons are translated into German). His poetry he published under the title Witterhetsarbeten (1848, 2 vols.). The Swedish hymn-book, which he completed in 1819, is mostly his work. See Zuchold, Bibl. Theol. 2, 1412; Theolog. Universal-Lexikon, s.v.; Winer, Handbuch del theolog. Lit. 2, 167, 825. (B. P.)

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