Anders Theodor Samuel Nygren

1890- . Swedish theologian. Born in Göteborg, he studied at Lund and was ordained in the Church of Sweden in 1912. He was deputy pastor in �lmevalla (1914-20) before returning to Lund as instructor in the philosophy of religion until 1924, when he became professor of systematic theology. He was active also in Lutheran world affairs, and in the formation of the World Council of Churches, having been a delegate at the conferences held at Lausanne (1927), Oxford and Edinburgh (1937), Amsterdam (1948), and Lund (1952). He was president of the Lutheran World Federation (1947- 52) and was chairman of the WCC's Faith and Order Commission on Christ and the Church (1953-63). He served as bishop of Lund from 1949 until his retirement in 1958. His writings include Agape and Eros (1930; ET 1953), Commentary on Romans (1941), Christ and His Church (1955; ET 1957), and Meaning and Method (1972).