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The Haugean
movement or Haugeanism (Norwegian: haugianere) was a Pietistic
state church reform movement intended to bring new life and vitality into the Church of Norway
Church of Norway
which had been often characterized by formalism and lethargy. The movement emphasized personal diligence, enterprise and frugality.[1][2][3] Background[edit] The Haugean
movement took its name from the lay evangelist Hans Nielsen Hauge (1771–1824). It played an important part in nurturing the democratic folk movement of the time, and stimulating the entrance into politics of representatives of the rural population. It increased tensions between the more privileged classes and the common people, as well as between the clergy and the laity.[4] [5][6] Hans Nielsen Hauge
Hans Nielsen Hauge
worked as a lay preacher at a time when such activity was forbidden by law. The Conventicle Act of 1741 (Konventikkelplakaten) prohibited any religious meetings not authorized by the state church: a response to radical Pietism
within Norwegian cities. The act decreed that religious gatherings could be held only under the supervision of a state approved minister of the Church of Norway. The pastor was thought to be the only person who could correctly interpret Christian teachings. The ministers had the sole right to administer the sacraments, and as a public official he was accountable to the state for the Christian indoctrination of his flock.[7][8][6] Hauge came to feel that he had a divine call which made it mandatory for him to break this law and proclaim the word of God directly among his fellowmen. He advocated a priesthood of all believers. He felt that people had to be awakened to a consciousness of their sins before they could begin to gain salvation through the grace of God. According to Hauge’s views, the State Church failed to provide parishioners with a personal religious experience. Hauge’s religious teachings were therefore viewed as attacks on the state church and its ministers.[9][10] Over a period of 18 years, Hauge published 33 books. Hauge traveled, mostly by foot, throughout much of Norway. Hauge was arrested several times and faced state persecution. He was imprisoned no less than fourteen times between 1794 and 1811, spending a total of nine years in prison. Upon his release from prison in 1811, he took up work as a farmer and industrialist at Bakkehaugen near Christiania (now Oslo). He later bought the Bredtvet
farm (now the current site of Bredtvet Church in Oslo) where he lived out his life.[11] Impact[edit] The teachings of Hauge had considerable influence with Norway. Within commerce, many Haugeans launched industry initiatives, including mills, shipyards, paper mills, textile industry and printing house. Within political activities, three Haugeans - John Hansen Sørbrøden, Christopher Borgersen Hoen and Ole Rasmussen Apeness
Ole Rasmussen Apeness
– were in attendance at the National Assembly at Eidsvoll
in 1814.[12] Within popular culture, the character Solveig in Peer Gynt
Peer Gynt
(1876) by Henrik Ibsen
Henrik Ibsen
is presented as a member of a Haugean
family, and this religious affiliation is clearly related to her purity and steadfast love for the play's protagonist. Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson's work Synnøve Solbakken (1857) also presents the heroine as a Haugean
with similar purity and commitment to her eventual betrothed, Thorbjørn. A vivid picture of Haugeans appears in the novels of Alexander Kielland. Adolph Tidemand
Adolph Tidemand
portrayed Hauge and his followers in the painting Haugianere (1852).[13][14][15] The influence of Hans Nielsen Hauge
Hans Nielsen Hauge
within Norway coincided with the years during which many Norwegians were immigrating to North America. The Haugean
influence on Lutheranism
in America has been considerable. The Lutheran Church in America had a Hauge Synod, Eielsen Synod and Lutheran Free Church
Lutheran Free Church
all indicative of that influence. Hauge is remembered on the liturgical calendar of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America on March 29 as one of the Renewers of the Church.[16] See also[edit]

Religion in Norway


^ Page 15 Report of the Annual Meeting of the Haugean
Churches Held at Lisbon, Illinois, in June, 1854 translated and edited by J. Magnus Rohne. Norwegian American Historic Association. Volume IV: ^ "Haugianerne". Universitetet i Oslo. Retrieved January 1, 2017.  ^ "Haugianisme". lokalhistoriewiki.no. Retrieved August 1, 2017.  ^ Hallgeir Elstad. " Hans Nielsen Hauge
Hans Nielsen Hauge
– norsk legpredikant". Store norske leksikon. Retrieved August 1, 2017.  ^ Hans Nielsen Hauge
Hans Nielsen Hauge
(1771 - 1824): Lay evangelist and leader of a religious awakening in Norway Global Christianity, Luther Seminary ^ a b From revolt to hegemony Tysvær Local History Book. Volume 9; Such as They Lived, Svein Ivar Langhelle, Tysvær kommune, Rogaland, Norway, 1997, translation by Rotraud Slogvik, 2002 ^ "Konventikkelplakaten". lokalhistoriewiki.no. Retrieved August 1, 2017.  ^ Page 3 The Norwegian Immigrant and His Church Eugene L. Fevold, Norwegian-American Historic Association. Volume 23 ^ Hans Nielsen Hauge, Lay-Preacher And Social Reformer Per Gjendem Historieportal ^ Sigbjørn Ravnåsen (January 2004). " Hans Nielsen Hauge
Hans Nielsen Hauge
- His ethics and some consequences of his work" (PDF). disciplenations.org. Retrieved August 1, 2017.  ^ Andreas Aarflot. "Hans Nielsen Hauge, Legpredikant, Agitator, Samfunnsreformator". Norsk biografisk leksikon. Retrieved August 1, 2017.  ^ Nils Egede Bloch-Hoell. "haugianere". Store norske leksikon. Retrieved March 10, 2016.  ^ Semmingsen, Ingrid Gaustad. Norwegian Emigration to America During the Nineteenth Century. Norwegian-American Historic Association. Volume XI: Page 66. ^ Magnus, Alv Johan (1978). Revival And Society: An Examination of the Haugean
Revival and its Influence on Norwegian Society in the 19th Century. Magister Thesis in Sociology at the University of Oslo. ^ Soltvedt, Susanne (1999) Hans Nielson Hauge: The Influence of the Hauge Movement on Women of Norway. Murphy Library, University of Wisconsin, La Crosse, Undergraduate Research. ^ Page 66 Norwegian Emigration to America During the Nineteenth Century Ingrid Gaustad Semmingsen, Norwegian-American Historic Association. Volume XI:

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Other sources[edit]

Amundsen, Arne Bugge (1997) The Haugean
Heritage – a Symbol of National History (from "In Search of Symbols. An Explorative Study" Jens Braarvig & Thomas Krogh,editors, pp. 214–233. Department of Cultural Studies, University of Oslo) Eielsen, Sigrid (2000) A Haugean
Woman in America : the Autobiography of Sigrid Eielsen (Norwegian-American Historical Association. Northfield, Minn., vol. 35) Gjerde, S. S. & Ljostveit, P. (1941) The Hauge Movement In America (The Hauge Inner Mission Federation) Wee, Mons Olson (1919) Haugeanism: A Brief Sketch of the Movement and Some of Its Chief Exponents (Harvard University)

Related reading[edit]

Aarflot, Andreas (1979) Hans Nielsen Hauge, his life and message (Augsburg Publishing House, Minneapolis, MN.) ISBN 978-0-8066-1627-8 Arnesen, Daniel (2001) Haugianske vennebrev (P. Øverland) ISBN 978-82-90936-33-9 (Norwegian) Bull, Jacob Breda (1912) Hans Nielsen Hauge
Hans Nielsen Hauge
(Kristania: Steen'ske Bogtrykkeri Og Forlag) ISBN 978-1-161-19331-2 Pettersen, Wilhelm (2008) The Light In The Prison Window: The Life Story of Hans Nielsen Hauge
Hans Nielsen Hauge
(Kessinger Publishing, LLC) ISBN 978-1-4366-7790-5 Hauge, Alfred (1947) Hans Nielsen Hauge: Guds vandringsmann (Ansgar) ISBN 978-82-503-0463-5 (Norwegian) Shaw, Joseph M. (1979) Pulpit Under the Sky: A Life of Hans Nielsen Hauge (Greenwood Press Reprint) ISBN 978-0-313-21123-2 Sjursen, Finn Wiig (1993) Den haugianske periode, 1796-ca. 1850 (NLA-forlaget) ISBN 978-82-7468-020-3 (Norwegian) Thorvaldsen, Steinar (2010) A Prophet Behind the Plough, Hans Nielsen Hauge and his Ministry(University of Tromsø) ISBN 978-82-7389-210-2

External links[edit]

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