Relacja Jana Funcka z synodu w Koźminku w roku 1555 (przyczynek do kontaktów protestantów z Prus Książęcych, Polski i Czech)
An account by Johannes Funck from the synod of Kozminek in 1555 (the contribution to the contacts of Protestants from the Duchy of Prussia, Poland and Bohemia)
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The article consists of three parts. The first part addresses the condition of research on the synod of Kozminek of 1555, during which the religious union between Polish protestants and the Bohemian Brethren was concluded. In the second part of the article the author presents the reasons for Johannes Funck (a preacher of Albrecht of Prussia) being sent to the synod. Prince Albrecht wanted to become familiar with the religious situation in Poland in connection with the stance of the Polish noblemen at the seym in Piotrków in May 1555 insisting on the approval of the Augsburg Confession of 1530 and the convening of the national synod. He was also interested in the attitude of the Bohemian Brethren towards the theological disagreement in his duchy connected with the preachings of Andreas Osiander, which he supported. The third part of the article constitutes an account of the talks of Johannes Funck with the leader of the Bohemian Brethren – Jan Černy and the Polish protestants. The beliefs of Jan Černy dispelled the fears of J. Funck that the opponent of A. Osiandra’s preachings – Antoni Bodestein – a pastor from Ostróda was a member of the Church of the Bohemian Brethren. It is interesting that the Protestant noblemen gathered at the synod declared that they were prepared to offer military support to the prince if need be.
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