Acasă Articole RTR Condamnarea lui Francisc David*

Condamnarea lui Francisc David*


Francisc David’s conviction

The 16th century used to be a century of dogmatic polemics. The Roman Catholic Church was not anymore the only official church, other three Protestant confessions appeared at that time: the Calvins, the Lutherans as well as the Unitarians, in a framework in which the level of religious intolerance was high across the Western Europe. On the contrary, Transylvania, could be regarded as a good example of mutual understanding. On this respect, the rules and regulations issued by the Transylvanian local assembly (Dieta) seems to be rules of the modern age taking into consideration their spirit of liberalism and as well as their message of religious toleration. One has to admit, within some limits: for example, when David Francisc contested the divinity of Jesus Christ, he was eliminated by the prince Cristofor Bathory and Georgio Blandrate, alike. The system of the fourth recognizable religions – churches, I should say – used to be the only one within the European borders of those times, and it appears to be beyond any imagination from a 21st century perspective. It is also necessary to take into consideration that those 
rules were neither respected nor followed by all, incidents occurred especially when the Calvins and the Unitarians fell into fiercely disputes.
Keywords: the Calvins, the Lutherans, the Unitarians, the religious toleration, nonadoramus, noninvocando


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