A korai kvékerek és Magyarország egy levél és kontextusa /

This paper provides an introduction to a curious case of religious contact between England and Hungary in the 17th century. After certain changes in the domestic setting, English Quakers launched a fervent (and in many cases apparently irrational) missionary campaign to foreign lands. In the New Wor...

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Main Author: Maczelka Csaba
Format: Article
Published: 2011
Series:Acta historiae litterarum hungaricarum 30
Kulcsszavak:Irodalomtudomány
Online Access:http://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/1122
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Summary:This paper provides an introduction to a curious case of religious contact between England and Hungary in the 17th century. After certain changes in the domestic setting, English Quakers launched a fervent (and in many cases apparently irrational) missionary campaign to foreign lands. In the New World, such efforts were rather successful. Dutch and German missions could also yield some — at least temporary — results. However, more opposition was to be encountered in contemporary Hungary, as the case of John Philly and William Moore will show. The two minor Quaker figures set out on a missionary journey to Hungary in 1662. The journey had a miserable end: the two Friends were put to prison, and they were questioned and tortured for months. Their suffering is retold in an epistle addressed to a major figure of the Dutch Quaker mission, and provides important, yet naturally biased insight into their treatment. The paper aims to provide a basic context for this letter, and to highlight some problems. for future research.
Physical Description:311-327
ISSN:0586-3708