EKLUND, Johan Alfred. Ryda, Skaraborgs län 7.1.1863 — Brunskog, Värmland 23.8.1945. Swedish Priest and Scholar of Religion. Son of tailor Andreas Andersson and Greta Olofsdotter. Matriculated in 1883 from Skara, studied philosophy and theology at Uppsala (cand.theol. 1890). Ordained priest 1892. From 1896 curate (domkyrkovicepastor) in Uppsala and PD in Apologetics. From 1902 dean in Kalmar, from 1907 Bishop of Karlstad, retired in 1938. Dr.theol. 1907 Uppsala. He had important role in Swedish church politics of his time. Married 1894 Maria Petander, one son.
Publications: Much on Christian religion and church history, hymns.
– Nirvâna. En religionshistorisk undersökning. 15+196 p. Skr. Hum. Vet.-Samf. 6:6. Uppsala 1899.
Sources: E. Malmeström, Svenskt biogr. lex. 12, 1949, 753ff. with photo (online version); Swedish Wikipedia with photo and bust – both with further references to Swedish sources.