Hungarian Reformed Church History
History of the Protestant Church in Hungary by Rev. J. Craig, Introduction by Merle D’Aubigne
For English speakers interested in the early origins of the Hungarian Protestant Reformed Church, this work provides a helpful overview of the Hungarian church’s early history and conversion to the Protestant Faith.
Burgundy hardcover with bright gilt lettering and trim on front cover and spine. 600 pages. ISBN 1-59442-010-6
Available from Sprinkle Publications.
“Praise the Lord O My Soul” The Autobiography of John Butosi
Autobiography of John Butosi, paperback – 504 pages with 300 pictures from his life’s adventures and ministry in the Lord’s vineyard.
This volume tells the modern history of the Hungarian Reformed Church with special reference to the the United States where Dr. Butosi served. From his childhood in Hungary, conversion to a lively Christian faith, and subsequent ministry in the United States Dr. Butosi’s story relates not only his own faith but, along the way gives his personal history of the Hungarian Reformed movement.
This large volume is available in print or electronic download version from Full Bible Publications and Lulu.com
You may read an excerpt from the work here: From Folk Religion To Christian Faith.
Calvinism on the Frontier 1600-1660: International Calvinism and the Reformed Church in Hungary and Transylvania (Oxford Historical Monographs) is by Graeme Murdock. With a list price of over $162.50 US list price for a 376 page hard back, it is not readily affordable by the average person despite the promise of offering a modern retelling of the Hungarian Reformed Church’s history in the English language. This link is to an online preview and it may be possible to obtain the work through Interlibrary Loan through your local lending library.
It’s editorial description follows: “The reformation was not a western European event, but historians have neglected the study of Protestantism in central and eastern Europe. This book aims to rectify this situation. It examines one of Europe’s largest Protestant communities in Hungary and Transylvania. It highlights the place of the Hungarian Reformed church in the international Calvinist world, and reveals the impact of Calvinism on Hungarian politics and society.”
Another online preview of the work is available here for Calvinism on the Frontier at a discounted price.