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A Szent Korona és a magyar protestantizmus
The Holy Crown and Hungarian Protestantism

Author(s): Istvan Pasztori-Kupan
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion, History of Church(es), Middle Ages, Recent History (1900 till today), Theology and Religion, Post-War period (1950 - 1989)
Published by: Erdélyi Református Egyházkerület
Keywords: Hungarian Holy Crown;

Summary/Abstract: The present study is occasioned by the 35th anniversary of the return of the Hungarian Holy Crown to Budapest on 5 January 1978. It takes us through the main events and historical assertions concerning the role and function of the Holy Crown within the Hungarian kingdom both as a symbol of lordship over the land and the nation as well as a token of spiritual unity. Within this context, a special place is given to the presentation of the attitude of Hungarian Protestantism towards this important relic. This overview includes assertions from Hungarian Protestants like the poet Sebestyén Tinódi Lantos; István Bocskai and Gábor Bethlen, Princes of Transylvania; Péter Révay, a guardian of the Crown, who wrote the first book about it; the poets János Arany, Ferenc Kölcsey as well as Lajos György Prohászka, philosopher and educator.

  • Issue Year: 106/2013
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 46-62
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: Hungarian