Half of Norwegian theologians do not work as priests

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Nearly half of all the country’s working theologians are not priests, although there is a great lack of priests in the Norwegian Church.

1,434 Norwegian theologians work as some form of pastor, while 922 theologians work as something else, Vårt Land writes.

The most common occupations are self-employed persons, associate professor, primary school teacher and CEO, an overview from 2014 shows.

  • “It amazes me that the church can afford not to make use of all the ordained priests who are in Norway,” says speaker and pastor Per Anders Nordengen.

He believes the Norwegian church is not using its resources good enough.

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