Fire on Ice: The Story of Icelandic Latter-Day Saints at Home and Abroad Woods, Fred E.

ISBN: 9780842526173

Published: December 31st 2005

Hardcover

392 pages


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Fire on Ice: The Story of Icelandic Latter-Day Saints at Home and Abroad  by  Woods, Fred E.

Fire on Ice: The Story of Icelandic Latter-Day Saints at Home and Abroad by Woods, Fred E.
December 31st 2005 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 392 pages | ISBN: 9780842526173 | 10.27 Mb

Who were the first Icelanders to willingly leave their beloved homeland and immigrate to the United States of America? Many people are surprised to learn these immigrants were Latter-day Saint converts eager to gather to Utah, the nineteenth-centuryMoreWho were the first Icelanders to willingly leave their beloved homeland and immigrate to the United States of America? Many people are surprised to learn these immigrants were Latter-day Saint converts eager to gather to Utah, the nineteenth-century Zion in the West.How did the message of the restored gospel come to Iceland, the land of fire and ice?

What made converts adventurous enough to make this lengthy Utah journey by sail, rail, and trail, and what challenges did they encounter trying to assimilate into western American culture?These and other queries are addressed in this work, published to mark a dual sesquicentennial commemoration: the arrival of the first Icelandic Latter-day Saints in Utah, and the earliest settlement of Icelanders in the United States.The setting -- The restored gospel comes to Iceland -- Immigration to Utah and early settlement of Spanish Fork -- Life in Spanish Fork and other Utah regions -- Gathering converts from Iceland (1873-1914) -- Gospel messengers return to Iceland -- The church in Iceland today (1977-present) -- Epilogue : joining hands across the water.Includes bibliographical references (p.

367-375) and index.



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