Titre : Guđspjallamál.: Prédikanir á sunnudögum og ...
The sermons in this book were composed and preached in Canada, by the leading Icelandic-Canadian clergyman of his day, Jón Bjarnason (1845-1914) despite the fact the place of publication is Iceland. PUBLISHER: Reykjavík, Sigurður Kristjánsson, 1900. DESCRIPTION: viii, 750 p.,  leaf of plates : portrait. VG in tooled leather over boards (hardcover). Canadiana. The author, Bjarnason was the first among clergyman of the Icelandic immigrant communities of Manitoba and "a towering . . . ecclesiastical leader, often considered greatest of them all", according to Stefan Einarson (see Einarson's A History of Icelandic Literature, N. Y., Johns Hopkins Press, 1957, p 340; see Einarsson's History of Icelandic Prose Writers, 1800-1940, Ithica, N. Y., Cornell, 1948.). Bjarnason's sermon's have historic significance in that he was the more liberal clergyman whose disputes with the conservative Reverend Pall Thorlaksson was a key factor in a major split in the Canadian Icelandic community. An Icelandic high school in Winnipeg, the Jón Bjarnasson Academy, was named after him. He also edited the Icelandic-Canadian periodical, Sameiningin (The Unification). Subjects: Lutheran church sermons, essays, selections, Vestur-Íslendingar, Predikanir, Ritgerðasöfn, Fyrirlestrar , Sendibréf. Referenced in Hjartar, p. 61. N° de réf. du libraire 34095
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