Title: Arfur og ęvintżr : ritgeršir, ręšur og ...
PUBLISHER: [Akureyri], Iceland] : Bókaforlag Odds Björnssonar, 1961. DESCRIPTION: v-xxiv, 256 pages;  plate; 23 cm. Fine in red cloth hardcover, in chipped dust jacket with slight loss of text in dust jacket only, in clear plastic protective jacket. Both book and jacket clean, bright. Published on the occasion of Rev. Valdimar Eylands' 60th birthday, March 3, 1961 (Eylands was an Icelandi-Canadian Lutheran Minister resident in Winnipeg - a noteworth figure in the Idcelandic community, who wrote the book, Lutherans in Canada). Begins with biographical sketch of Eylands (pp. 3-15); includes account of great flood in Winnipeg, pp 16-23; account of reception of Icelandic Bishop in Winnipeg, pp. 24-27; lectures by the author on his trip to Iceland; a lecture on the afterlife by the author; another by Eylands on the British occupation of Palestine; a speech he gave at the Gimli Icelandic festival; his lecture on Icelandic mythlogy to Icelandic clubs in Winnipeg; a chapter on Lutheran church affairs in Canada; , Gen. note Formáli / Bragi Friðriksson: s. v. Contents: ReligIous writings by Eylands, an Icelandic Canadian Lutheran Pastor; Young man's struggles/Umbrot æskumanns - Beginning of a biography/upphaf að ævisögu. - newspaper articles/Blaðagreinar: The great flood in Winnipeg/Flóðið mikla í Winnipeg ; Bishop of Iceland and his wife welcomed/Biskupi Íslands og frú hans fagnað ; what is wrong in the Synod/Hvað gengur að kirkjufélaginu? ; Revelation in the desert/Opinberunin í eyðimörkinni. - Lectures delivered at the homecoming in 1947/Fyrirlestrars (Heimkoman 1947; Where the fires burn/Þar sem eldarnir brenna ; Life after death according to jewish and christian teachings/Lífið eftir dauðann ; Dispute over Palestine/Deilan um Palestínu. - Speeches: Nationalism/Þjóðræknisræður: (Minni Íslands ; Landvættirnir ; Helgar lindir. - Stólræður: Hvað gengur á? ; Hver mun velta fyrir oss steininum? ; Hjarta yðar skelfist ekki. - Ævintýri í átján löndum (ferðasaga): Heimanbúnaður ; Fyrsti dagurinn í Evrópu ; Belgía ; Suður England ; Á kunungaslóðum ; Viðkomustaðir í London ; Holland ; Danmörk ; Þýzkaland ; Austurríki ; Vínarborg ; Tyrkland ; Istanbul ; Grikkland ; Aþena ; Egyptaland ; Guðir Egpyta ; Sakkara ; Bátsferð á Níl ; Sýrland. Efni: Koman til Landsins helga ; Jórdan ; Jerúsalem og umhverfi hennar ; Betlehem ; Hebron ; Galílea. Subjects: Ritgerðir; Ræður; Ferðasögur; Æviþættir ; Guðfræði. The editor, an immigrant from Iceland to Canada, was for many years Pastor of the First Luthuran Church in Winnipeg, and an author of a number of works - e.g., the history of the eleven Lutheran Church bodies in Canada with emphasis on the Icelandic Lutheran Church (source: Kristjansson). Referenced in Hjartar, p. 68. At time of cataloguing, not in Peel (3rd Ed.). Bookseller Inventory # 34377
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