Olav Skjevesland

Norwegian bishop

Olav Skjevesland (31 May 1942 – 8 September 2019) was Norwegian theologian and priest. He was the Bishop of the Diocese of Agder og Telemark from 1998 until his retirement in 2012.[1][2] During his time as a bishop, he was thought to be theologically conservative and he was opposed to letting gay priests serve in the church.[3]

Right Reverend

Olav Skjevesland
Bishop Emeritus of Agder og Telemark
Former Primate of the Church of Norway
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ChurchChurch of Norway
DioceseDiocese of Agder og Telemark
Appointed1998
In office1998-2012
Personal details
Born(1942-05-31)31 May 1942
Drøbak, Norway
Died8 September 2019(2019-09-08) (aged 77)
NationalityNorwegian
DenominationChristian
OccupationPriest
EducationCand.theol. (1967)
Alma materMenighetsfakultet

ReferencesEdit

  1. Rasmussen, Tarald. "Olav Skjevesland". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 2011-02-28.
  2. Sellevold, Terje (2012-09-22). "Skjevesland slutter som preses". NRK (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2012-12-11.
  3. Magnus, Ingunn (2006-05-09). "Skjevesland ny preses". Idag.no (in Norwegian). Archived from the original on 2012-11-10. Retrieved 2012-12-11.