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Virgil Olson


Virgil Olson (1916-2013)Virgil A. Olson was church history professor at Bethel Seminary, dean of Bethel College, head of the BGC’s world missions board, and president of William Carey International University. He died June 4, 2013 at the age of 96. (Read tributes from G.W. Carlson and Jonathan Larson.) His articles for the Baptist Pietist Clarion included:

  • “Adolf Olson writes the Centenary History: The Story of the First 100 Years of the Swedish, Baptist, Pietist Community” (May 2011)
  • “The Baptist General Conference and Its Pietist Heritage: Pietistic Characteristics Among the Conference Baptists” (May 2011)
  • “Baptist Pietist Marks: The BGC as a Pietist Influenced Community of Believers” (June 2007)
  • “A Brief History of Theological Struggles within the Baptist General Conference” (March 2009)
  • “History of Swedish Baptist Pietism: A Significant Influence on Early Leaders of the Baptist General Conference” (June 2007)
  • “One Step from Extinction” (June 2002)
  • “Why I’m a Baptist” (July 2003)

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