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Christianity in Iceland


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Christianity reached Iceland from Norway c.980 and was accepted by the ruling council in 999/1000. The medieval Church was under the administrative jurisdiction of Bremen, then of Lund, and finally of Trondheim (Nidaros). At the Reformation Iceland followed Denmark, to whose rule she had been subject since c.1380, in adopting Lutheranism. In modern times there has been a revival of Church life; there was a new translation of the Bible in 1981.

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