Grammar and Grace: 500 years of Reformation

Hungarian National Museum, Budapest
Until 5 November 2017

A view from exhibition © József Rosta
The exhibition invites the visitor to take a look at the ever‑changing, complex history of the Hungarian Reformation. The theses of Luther made it to Hungary and to the royal court in Buda itself as early as the 1520s by merchants, German noblemen and Humanists. Secular and church authorities also acted against believers of the new doctrines; however, there were no mass burnings at the stakes in Hungary – unlike in many countries of Europe. The outcome of the Battle of Mohács (1526), shocking the religious population praying for the protection of the church and help from the saints, was a breakthrough for the new theses reaching more and more people in their miserable everyday life during the Ottoman occupation.
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