“What I like about the collection as it is developing is its breadth and balance, which may in the future allow for thematic organization of categories. The collection includes seminal works of history and theology, primary (autobiography) and secondary sources (biography) of significant leaders in the ECC, and critical resources developed by the denomination through time. The published annual reports of the ECC since its founding are indispensable. Focused areas like preaching, hymnody and worship, world mission, and women, to name a few, are representative of the potential of the collection in making available the significance of a literary canon largely inaccessible before to most readers.” (Philip J. Anderson, Covenant Historian)
After uploading 50 books online on the Frisk Collection of Covenant Literature, it is exciting to show how the collection is shaping up. One book that really demonstrates a major goal of the Frisk Collection is Memories and Personal Experiences by E. Aug. Skogsbergh. Uploading an unpublished manuscript, otherwise only available here in the archives, online as an open source is definitely in the spirit of making the inaccessible accessible. This is the 1972 translation in typescript of E. A. Skogsbergh's autobiographical work. Skogsbergh, a pastor in the Swedish Mission Covenant Church, was the best known Swedish-American evangelist and preacher of his time (known as the Swedish D.L. Moody, who was his friend). He began as an evangelical preacher in Sweden and immigrated in 1876. During his life he established churches in Chicago, Minneapolis, and Seattle, two education institutions, and a successful newspaper. The original Swedish Minnen och Upplevelser: under min mer än femtio-åriga predikoverksamhet (also in this digital collection) was translated by Eric G. Hawkinson, Covenant Archivist, and sponsored by the Commission on Covenant History.
Memories and Personal Experiences by E. Aug. Skogsbergh