Church and Society in Hungary and in the Hungarian Diaspora

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University of Toronto Press, Jan 1, 2016 - Christianity - 476 pages

In Church and Society in Hungary and in the Hungarian Diaspora, Nándor Dreisziger tells the story of Christianity in Hungary and the Hungarian diaspora from its earliest years until the present. Beginning with the arrival of Christianity in the middle Danube basin, Dreisziger follows the fortunes of the Hungarians' churches through the troubled times of the Middle Ages, the years of Ottoman and Habsburg domination, and the turmoil of the twentieth century: wars, revolutions, foreign occupations, and totalitarian rule.

Complementing this detailed history of religious life in Hungary, Dreisziger describes the fate of the churches of Hungarian minorities in countries that received territories from the old Kingdom of Hungary after the First World War. He also tells the story of the rise, halcyon days, and decline of organized religious life among Hungarian immigrants to Western Europe, the Americas, and elsewhere.

The definitive guide to the dramatic history of Hungary's churches, Church and Society in Hungary and in the Hungarian Diaspora chronicles their proud past and speculates about their uncertain future.

 

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Contents

Hungarians and Hungary through the Ages
3
2 Hungarians and Christianity to the Early Sixteenth Century
35
From Reformation to CounterReformation
61
4 The Churches in an Independent Hungary 19181944
95
5 The Churches under Nazi and Soviet Rule 19441989
111
6 The Churches of Minority Hungarians in Romania 19181990
139
7 The Churches of the Hungarian Minorities in Serbia Slovakia and Ukraine
163
8 The Religious Life of Hungarian Émigré Communities in Western Europe
184
10 The Churches of Hungarian Immigrants to Canada in the Twentieth Century
244
11 Hungarian Religious Life in Latin America
283
Australia and South Africa
303
13 The Churches of the Hungarians at the Turn of the TwentyFirst Century
316
Conclusions
342
Notes
355
Bibliography
439
Index
461

9 The Churches of Hungarian Immigrants in the United States 18502000
212

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About the author (2016)

Nándor Dreisziger is a professor emeritus in the Department of History at the Royal Military College of Canada and a founding editor of Hungarian Studies Review .

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