Samtal um siðbót – Reformation talks

Samtal um siðaskiptin

Árni Svanur Daníelsson & Ævar Kjartansson

Reformation talks is a series of radio interviews on the reformation in the 16th century and its effects on Icelandic society. The series is a part of the commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. The interviews are broadcast on Rás 1 – Radio 1 – which is the main channel of the national broadcasting company Rúv.

Nine interviews were broadcast in the autumn of 2014 under the title Samtal um siðbót and seven interviews were broadcast in the autumn of 2015 under the title Samtal um siðaskiptin. Further interviews are planned for the coming years.


  • Rev. Dr. Gunnar Kristjánsson on the importance of the reformation and the person of Martin Luther
  • Dr. Vilborg Auður Ísleifsdóttir on the reformation in Iceland
  • Prof. Dr. Loftur Guttormsson of the reformation, reading and books in Iceland
  • Prof. Dr. Arnfríður Guðmundsdóttir on the women of the reformation
  • Rev. Dr. Skúli Sigurður Ólafsson on the eucharist in the centuries following the reformation
  • Bishop Kristján Valur Ingólfsson on the reformation of liturgy
  • Bishop Solveig Lára Guðmundsdóttir on the translations and printing of the Bible in Iceland
  • Anna Sigurbjörg Sigurðardóttir on translating Luther into Icelandic
  • Rev. Bernharður Guðmundsson on the Lutheran World Federation and Lutheran churches around the world



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