High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Valdemar Adolph Thisted (28 February 1815 -14 October 1887) was a Danish writer, translator and priest. He is best-known among English readers for his novel Letters from Hell. He studied theology in Copenhagen and became an assistant professor in Aarhus. In 1855 he began ministering in northern Schleswig. His works include novels, travelogues, romantic dramas and theological polemics. The writings published during his time as a pastor caused a stir because of their critical views on contemporary church issues.