Confessional Identity In East Central Europe

Author: Maria Craciun
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1351949780
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This book considers the emergence of a remarkable diversity of churches in east-central Europe between the 16th and 18th centuries, which included Catholic, Orthodox, Hussite, Lutheran, Bohemian Brethren, Calvinist, anti-Trinitarian and Greek Catholic communities. Contributors assess the extraordinary multiplicity of confessions in the Transylvanian principality, as well as the range of churches in Poland, Bohemia, Moravia and Hungary. Essays focus on how each church sought to establish its own identity in a crowded market-place of religious ideas, and on the extent to which printed literature brokered the popular reception of religious doctrine. The volume addresses how ideas about religion spread within the largely illiterate societies of east-central Europe, especially through catechisms, and how printed literature was used to instruct congregations about doctrinal truth, to encourage the faithful to pious devotions, and to shape the religious life and identity of local communities.
Confessional Identity in East-Central Europe
Language: en
Pages: 226
Authors: Maria Craciun, Ovidiu Ghitta
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-05-15 - Publisher: Routledge

This book considers the emergence of a remarkable diversity of churches in east-central Europe between the 16th and 18th centuries, which included Catholic, Orthodox, Hussite, Lutheran, Bohemian Brethren, Calvinist, anti-Trinitarian and Greek Catholic communities. Contributors assess the extraordinary multiplicity of confessions in the Transylvanian principality, as well as the range
Early Modern Religious Communities in East-Central Europe
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: István Keul
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-06-02 - Publisher: BRILL

Navigating along multiple narrative tracks and treating the religious history of an entire region in a polyfocal way, this book offers an insight into the intense dynamics of the overlapping political, ethnic, and denominational constellations in Reformation and post-Reformation Transylvania.
Martin Gruneweg (1562- after 1615)
Language: de
Pages: 403
Authors: Almut Bues
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009 - Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag

Der einem deutschen lutherischen Umfeld entstammende Kaufmannssohn Martin Gruneweg aus Danzig unternahm als Schreiber mit armenischen Kaufherren in Lemberg in der zweiten Halfte des 16. Jahrhunderts umfangreiche Handelsreisen, wobei er lebendige Aufzeichnungen uber die Regionen Mittel-, Ost-, Sudost- und Sudeuropas hinterliess. 1588 trat er in den Dominikanerorden ein und begab
A Companion to Multiconfessionalism in the Early Modern World
Language: en
Pages: 512
Authors: Thomas Max Safley
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-06-09 - Publisher: BRILL

This volume brings together recent scholarship on early modern multiconfessionalism that challenges accepted notions of reformation, confessionalization, and state-building and suggests a new vision of religions, state, and society in early modern Europe.
A House Divided
Language: en
Pages: 416
Authors: Andrew L. Thomas
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-04-06 - Publisher: BRILL

This book examines the intersection between religious belief, dynastic ambitions, and late Renaissance court culture within the main branches of Germany's most storied ruling house, the Wittelsbach dynasty. Their influence touched many shores from the "coast" of Bohemia to Boston.