Encyclopedia of Christianity Online

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Editors: Erwin Fahlbusch, Jan Milič Lochman, John Mbiti, Jaroslav Pelikan and Lukas Vischer

The Encyclopedia of Christianity Online describes modern-day Christian beliefs and communities in the context of 2000 years of apostolic tradition and Christian history. Based on the third, revised edition of the critically acclaimed German work Evangelisches Kirchenlexikon. The Encyclopedia of Christianity Online includes all 5 volumes of the print edition of 1999-2008 which has become a standard reference work for the study of Christianity past and present. Comprehensive, reflecting the highest standards in scholarship yet intended for a wide range of readers, the The Encyclopedia of Christianity Online also looks outward beyond Christianity, considering other world religions and philosophies as it paints the overall religious and socio-cultural picture in which the Christianity finds itself.

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Slovakia

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Author(s): Filipi, Pavel | Batka, L’ubomír
1. History After the breakup of the Austro-Hungarian Empire in 1918, and during the years 1918–38 and 1945–92, Slovakia was part of Czechoslovakia. Its population of 5.4 million (2006) includes a substantial Hungarian minority of about 10 percent. The capital is Bratislava (Ger. Pressburg, Hung. Pozsony). The Christianization of Slovakia began in the ninth century (a Christian church was dedicated in Nitra in 828) and was marked by a contest between the Eastern and Western churches. A brief but significant episode was the Slavo-Byzantine mission of Cyril (ca. 827–69) and of Method…

Slovenia

(2,122 words)

Author(s): Rogel, Carole
1. General Situation 1.1. The independent state of Slovenia, established in 1991, is bordered by Italy, Austria, Hungary, and Croatia. Slovenes have lived in this part of Europe since the mid-sixth century, where they settled an area nearly twice the country’s current size. In the mid-700s Bavarians and Franks established political rule over them. At this time Slovenes were also Christianized by Irish missionaries, agents of the Franks, who brought them religion and the Latin alphabet. Thus the Slo…
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