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“The Third Book of Norwegian Immigrants :The Story of the Small Catechism from Norway to America.” ( A virtual event)
September 17, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pmfree
Martin Luther’s The Small Catechism was the third treasured book that Norwegian immigrants to America were likely to have brought with them on the ocean voyage. It was a great influence on their life in America. More than 475 years have passed since the first official translation of this catechism from German into Norwegian. Using his own collection of Small Catechisms for illustrations, Glenn Borreson traces The Small Catechism through life among the people of Norway to immigrants to America and even into our lifetime. “What does this mean?” is a question of confirmands sweated in reciting the answer! Enjoy the surprises om the story of this little gem of a book.