Religiöse Kulturen im Europa des 19. und 20. Jahrhunderts




Dissertationsprojekt: Three Protestant Churches in time of the First Czechoslovak Republic

The thesis deals with the comparison of distinctive aspects of three Protestant Churches: The Evangelical Church of Czech Brethern (Českobratrská církev evangelická), The Czechoslovak Church (Církev československá) and the Brethren Church (Jednota českobratrská) in the time of formation the Czechoslovak Republic, especially during the years 1918-1928.

Besides ordinary data like number of members, circumstances of formation, or attitude to other churches, the thesis is focused on two main points – a relation to the past and a relation to the present time or, as the case may be, their vision for the future. The relation to the past means an attitude to the original „apostolic“ church, both to the czech and world reformation, to it’s heritage, and applying it to establishment of congregations. The relation to the present refers to the events of nineteen twenties in the Czechoslovak Republic, primarily to the year 1918. It also contains an attitude to T. G. Masaryk and plans or ideals of a desired position in the new republic.