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Calvinism on the Frontier 1600–1660
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Calvinism on the Frontier 1600–1660: International Calvinism and the Reformed Church in Hungary and Transylvania

Graeme Murdock


This is the first book to examine one of Europe's largest Protestant communities in Hungary and Transylvania. It highlights the place of the Hungarian Reformed church in the international Calvinist world, and reveals the impact of Calvinism on Hungarian politics and society. Calvinism attracted strong support in Hungary and Transylvania, where one of the largest Reformed churches was established by the early seventeenth century. Understanding of the Hungarian Reformed church remains the most significant missing element in the analysis of European Calvinism. The Hungarian Reformed church surviv ... More

Keywords: Hungary, Transylvania, Hungarian Reformed church, Calvinism, Reformed clergy, puritanism, Hungarian politics, Hungarian society, Habsburgs, Turks

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780198208594
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208594.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Graeme Murdock, author
University of Birmingham