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Confessional Identity in East-Central Europe (St Andrews by Maria Craciun,Ovidiu Ghitta

By Maria Craciun,Ovidiu Ghitta

This e-book considers the emergence of a extraordinary range of church buildings in east-central Europe among the sixteenth and 18th centuries, which integrated Catholic, Orthodox, Hussite, Lutheran, Bohemian Brethren, Calvinist, anti-Trinitarian and Greek Catholic groups. individuals investigate the intense multiplicity of confessions within the Transylvanian principality, in addition to the diversity of church buildings in Poland, Bohemia, Moravia and Hungary. Essays concentrate on how each one church sought to set up its personal id in a crowded market-place of non secular rules, and at the quantity to which published literature brokered the preferred reception of spiritual doctrine. the quantity addresses how principles approximately faith unfold in the principally illiterate societies of east-central Europe, specifically via catechisms, and the way revealed literature used to be used to educate congregations approximately doctrinal fact, to inspire the devoted to pious devotions, and to form the non secular lifestyles and identification of neighborhood communities.

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