Arnason, John Magnus

Arnason, John Magnus a Danish theologian, was born in 1665, at Dyrafiord, Iceland. He was appointed bishop of Skalholt shortly after having received minor's orders, and engaged in religious controversies with the clergy. He died Feb. 8, 1743. He wrote, The Life of Einar Thorsteinsson, bishop of Holum (Copenhagen, 1700):-a Perpetual Calendar (Holum, 1707): — Translation of the Catechism of Luther, with a commentary (ibid. eod.): — Donatus, Gramnmatica et Lexidion Latino, islandicum (Copenhagen, 1734). See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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