Rev. Gunnthór Ingason graduated from the University of Iceland, Reykjavik, with a Cand. Theol./M.A. degree in Theology and at the same time studied psychology and social sciences. He studied Christian Mysticism and Third World Theology at the Clerical Seminary in Lögumkloster, Denmark, and Celtic Christianity and Medieval Latin at the University of Wales, Lampeter, where he received an M.A. degree in the former subject. After having served for 33 years as a rector within the National Church of Iceland he now serves as a specialized minister within the field of liturgy, national heritage and culture attached to the Office of the Bishop of Iceland in Reykjavik.2016 1-4955-0428-X
This important study will help shed light on the relatively obscure developments of the spread of Christianity into the edges of the Northern world during the early Middle Ages. The author uses a wide variety of original sources including historical records, recent archaeological finds, his keen understanding of the languages and religion of the people of that time which adds to the significance of the research in this remarkable book.