„A jeśli Jego chwale potrzebna będzie moja śmierć, niech mi ją raczy dać bez strachu.” Proces Jana Husa w Konstancji
„If His glory needs my death, then He should give it to me without any fear”. Trial of John Hus in Constance.
Published by: Parafia Ewangelicko-Augsburska (Luterańska) w Gdańsku-Sopocie
Keywords: John Hus; Sigismund of Luxembourg; Piotr z Mladoňovic; Constance; ecumenical council; heresy
Summary/Abstract: John Hus, summoned by Sigismund of Luxembourg in autumn of 1414, went to the ecumenical council of Constance to present and explain his own program of the renewal of church and spiritual life. He also hoped to be cleared of heresy charges. John Hus was imprisoned in November 1414 after the pre¬li¬minary hearing. His lawsuit which lasted seven months consisted of accusation, testimony of witnesses, interrogation by the committee of ecu-menical council and three trials in public (5th, 7th and 8th of June 1415). John Hus was found guilty of heresy and the trial ended with his death sentence. He refused to seize an opportunity to retract his views and thus to save his life. The death sentence was executed on 6th July 1415. This description of John Hus` trial, almost unknown from other sources, we owe to Piotr z Mladoňovic, the author of „Zpráva o M. J. Husowi v Kostnici. The last part “Konec o svatém muži a ctihodném mistru Janu Husowi, horlivém milovníku prawdy Ježíąte Krista, a jeho utrpení, jež pokorně vyrpěl” was read during worship in Hussite churches until the defeat in the battle of Biała Góra.
- Issue Year: 2011
- Issue No: 5
- Page Range: 13-40
- Page Count: 28
- Language: Polish