Nebraska Authors

Conrad J. Bergendoff

Born 1895-12-03 Shickley, NE (USA)

Died 1997-12-23
Rock Island, IL (USA)

Rock Island, IL (USA)
Rock Island Memorial Park

Professor, Pastor and Author

Places Lived

Shickley, NE
Middletown, CT
Rock Island, IL
Philadelphia, PA
Chicago, IL
New York, NY
Uppsala, SWEDEN

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Religion; Nonfiction; Martin Luther


Bachelor of Arts Degree, 1915, Augustana College, Rock Island, IL
Bachelor of Divinity Degree, 1921, Augustana College, Rock Island, IL
Master of Arts Degree, 1916, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Graduate Studies, 1917-18, Columbia University, New York, NY
Graduate Studies, 1921-28, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Ph.D., 1928, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Doctor of Theology, University of Uppsala, SWEDEN
Graduate Studies, Berlin, GERMANY


Professor of Education
Assistant Professor of English
Ordained Pastor
Professor and Dean of Theology
President of Augustana College and Seminary

Places Worked

Augustana College, Rock Island, IL
Pastor, New York, NY
Pastor, Salem Lutheran Church, Chicago, IL


Honorary Degrees:
University of Uppsala, SWEDEN, 1938
Uppsala College, SWEDEN, 1943
Rockford College, Rockford, IL, 1958
Concordia Theological Seminary, St. Louis, MO, 1967
National College of Education, 1968
Marycrest College, Davenport, IA, 1968

Order of the North Star from the King of Sweden, Second Class 1944; First Class, 1976
B'nai B'rith Man of the Year, 1961
Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN, honored Bergendoff with its Christus Lux Mundi (Christ, Light of the World) Award for lifetime achievements, 1995
Bergendoff Hall of Fine Arts, Augustana College, named in his honor


Swedish Pioneer Historical Society
Augustana Historical Society
Black Hawk Hiking Club
Phi Beta Kappa
Rock Island Rotary Club


Olavus Petri and Ecclesiastical Transformation in Sweden. 1929.
One, Holy, Catholic, Apostolic Church. 1954.
The Doctrine of the Church in American Lutheranism. 1956.
Martin Luther, Works: Volume XL. editor and translator, 1958.
Augustana: Profession of Faith: History of Augustana College, 1860-1935. 1969.

Contributor to history, educational and denominational journals.
Editor of the Augustana Quarterly (1929-48) and Lutheran Quarterly (1949-52).

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