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Sámuel Kaposi


In this study, we briefly outline the possible sources of a disputation written by the Transylvanian polyhistor Sámuel Kaposi and make reserved statements about the authorship and originality of this disputation. Our aim is to draw attention to this interesting text, which is perhaps the first Hungarian work dealing with spiritual desertion, a topic peculiar to English and Dutch Puritans.

In the Footsteps of the Last Voyage of Count Miklós Bánffy


Count Miklós Bánffy (1873—1950) writer, politician, actor, the organizer of cultural life in Transylvania between the two World Wars, was the principle overseer of the Transylvania Reformed Church District between 1928—1948. After the Second World War, in 1949, he obtained the permission to travel to his wife in Hungary. He died on July 6, 1950 in Budapest. The funeral speech was held by bishop László Ravasz. His remains were transported from the cemetery of Budapest, Farkasrét, to the family crypt at the Házsongárd cemetery of Kolozsvár (Cluj) in 1976.

The Refugee-Problem

Nachdem der Generalkonvent der Ungarischen Reformierten Kirche am 11. November 2015 eine Erklärung betreffend die europäische Flüchtlings- und Migrationsfrage verabschiedet hat, befasste sich auch der Synodalrat der Reformierten Kirche in Rumänien in seiner Sitzung am 26. November 2015 mit diesem Problem. Der Synodalrat beschloss, in dieser Frage eine öffentliche Debatte zu eröffnen. Nach deren Abschluss wird die Synode um Stellungnahme gebeten.

The Apology of János Zilahi Sebes

The attack against the ideas of illumination was the last desperate attempt of the Transylvanian reformed orthodox theology at the Synod of Küküllővár in 1791, when János Zilahi Sebes and János Bodola were indicted for spreading the teachings of arminian, socionian and pelagian theology. He defended himself in an exhaustive testimony and also defended the book of the German reformed professor, Samuel Endemann, used in Transylvanian schools as a manual of dogmatic theology.

The Letters of Zsigmond Eperjesi and Máté Keresztes

This text edition presents the opinion of the Reformed bishop, Zsigmond Eperjesi, and the eparchial notary, Máté Keresztes, in the case of Samuel Endemann. As their documents make clear, the bishop and the eparchial notary were representatives of the orthodox Reformed church, and determined supporters of the creeds of the traditional Reformed church. The letter reveals that the investigation of Endemann was initiated by the leaders of the Reformed church.