The Reformation in Lithuania and its impact on Lithuanian culture

Mokslo publikacijos / Scientific publications
Document Type:
Straipsnis / Article
Anglų kalba / English
The Reformation in Lithuania and its impact on Lithuanian culture
In the Journal:
Lituanus. 2018, vol. 64, no. 2, p. 5-23, 87
Lietuvos Didžioji Kunigaikštystė (Lietuva; LDK; Grand Duchy of Lithuania; GDL); Prūsija; Reformacija; Istorija; Sklaida; Įtaka; Evangelikų bažnyčia; Liuteronybė; Kalvinizmas; Arijonizmas; Religijos laisvė; Kultūra; Kultūrinis gyvenimas; Krikščioniškoji kultūra.
Prussia; Reformation; History; Dispersion; Influence; Evangelical Church; Lutheranism; Calvinism; Arianism; Freedom of religion; Culture; Cultural life; Christian culture.
Summary / Abstract:

ENThe Reformation broke out in the second decade of the sixteenth century in a number of European countries. Different historical experience as well as political and ethnic specificity, different relations between political structures, the power and weakness of forces seeking to modernize the Catholic Church, and social conditions, resulted in the diffferent paths the Reformation took in various countries of Europe. The Reformation brought new cultural elements into Lithuania: the continuous process of book publishing and the spread of literacy, the entrance of the vernacular into the activities of the Church, and the teaching of belief related to literacy. Evangelic reformers were the first to initiate a Protestant university and to modernize the curricula in schools. Thus the article covers several issues: how the Reformation entered Lithuania, which trends entered Lithuanian society, and what was their impact on Lithuanian culture. [From the publication]

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