Date(s) - 04/28/2015
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Starr King School for the Ministry
Join us for “Outrageous Engravings on Transylvanian Anti-Trinitarian Publications” lecture by Dr. Sandor Kovács, the Spring 2015 Balász Scholar.
It is well known that Poland and Transylvania played a very important role in the history of the 16th and 17th century Anti-Trinitarianism. One of the most exciting publications au-thored by Transylvanian and Polish Anti-trinitarian ministers bears the title Two books concerning the true and false God issued in 1568 by the royal printing press of Alba Iulia. The Bishopric Library of the Unitarian Church of Cluj/Kolozsvár owns a special copy of which the original first pages were de-stroyed and later replaced by a hand-written copy imitating the print. The newly written text contains a dedication to Queen Elisabeth of England. The presentation will focus on this dedicatory letter plus a chapter which contains nine engravings mocking the Holy Trinity. The representation of the Holy Trinity is accompanied by sarcastic texts which ridicule the icono-graphical images. Therefore it might be stated that Transylvania was the “Je suis Charlie” country of 16th century Europe.
This lecture will be in the Fireside Room on April 28, from 6:00 – 7:30 PM.
Light refreshments will be served.