Augsburg Seminary in the Minnesota Supreme Court: 1898
Our conclusion is that, the relators having failed to show any title to the offices in themselves, the order appealed from should be reversed, and the proceedings remanded, with directions to the court below to quash the information. It is so ordered.[i]
With those final words issued on June 9, 1898, the Minnesota Supreme Court preserved Augsburg Seminary from those persons who would have changed the course of study at its divinity school from the program designed by Sven Oftedal and Georg Sverdrup.
This is the story of conflict between opposing groups of Norwegian-American Lutherans for control of Augsburg Seminary in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
[i] State Ex Rel. Brun, et al v. Oftedal, et al, 72 Minn. 498, 515 75 N.W. 692, 698 (1898).
Copyright, 2019 – Gary C. Dahle
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