Philip Melanchthon, the First Father of Transylvanian Reformed Church Cover Image

Melanchthon Fülöp, az erdélyi református egyház ősatyja
Philip Melanchthon, the First Father of Transylvanian Reformed Church

Author(s): Dezső Buzogány
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion, 16th Century
Published by: Korunk Baráti Társaság
Keywords: Philip Melanchthon; history of the Reformation; Transylvanian Reformed Church

Summary/Abstract: Looking back at the history of the Reformation in Transylvania, we can identify the major influence of Philip Melanchthon on the theology of the Transylvanian reformers. His theological view has changed around the forties of the century, separating him from Luther. His special teaching on the Lord's Supper became the “media sententia”, which was a bridge between Lutheran and Reformed theologians. Transylvanian students have often visited Wittenberg, where Melanchthon has been teaching for decades. When, finally, the influence of the Swiss theology, through Bullinger and Calvin, has been felt in Transylvania, Melanchthon's former students have embraced it, although they have never visited the Swiss universities. The final outcome of this was that the Reformed church came into being in Transylvania.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 09
  • Page Range: 13-17
  • Page Count: 5
  • Language: Hungarian