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Bethlen Gábor és a vallási türelem
Gábor (Gabriel) Bethlen and Religious Tolerance

Author(s): Dezső Buzogány
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion, History of Church(es), 17th Century
Published by: Kolozsvári Protestáns Teológiai Intézet
Keywords: Gabriel (Gábor) Bethlen;religious tolerance;

Summary/Abstract: The study highlights the larger political context of Gabriel Bethlen's religious tolerance edict. In defiance of current views and practices (see e.g. the Thirty Years War), Bethlen promoted a worldview based on the idea of religious tolerance. This article argues that this stance was endorsed by a Transylvanian tradition and common sense.

  • Issue Year: 6/2015
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 239-248
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Hungarian