09 June 2020
An in-depth history of the Reformed Churches in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth in their first hundred years.
Kazimierz Bem analyses church polity, liturgy, the practices of Calvinist church discipline and piety, and the reasons for conversion to and from Calvinism in all strata of the society.
Drawing on extensive research in primary sources, Bem challenges the dominant narrative of Protestant decline after 1570 and argues for a continued flourishing of Calvinism in the Commonwealth until the 1630s.
A publication for all interested in the history of Calvinism in Europe, religious history of Central Europe in early-modern era, historians of the Protestant and Catholic Reformations.
Series: St Andrews Studies in Reformation History
Author: Kazimierz Bem