Relaţii interconfesionale în nordul Transilvaniei în a doua jumătate a secolului al XIX-lea şi la începutul secolului XX
DAN ANDREI FILIP
the interreligious relationship in Transy Abstract lvania in the second part of the 19th
century is a complex and specific issue of the history of this region and, at the same
time, it represents a consequence of the historical evolutions.
This article presents the relationships between the most important religions
from the orthodox dioceses of Cetatea de Piatră and Solnoc II. These dioceses represent
an orthodox enclave in the north of Transylvania where the principal religion in the
19th century was Greek Catholicism. The article explores the relationships between
Orthodox and Greek Catholics inhabitant because the communities from the two
dioceses mentioned before weren’t pure Orthodox.
There can be distinguished three important directions in the investigation of
interreligious relationships: religious conversions, confessional schools, mixed
marriages. Religious conversions represent the largest direction of investigation because
there are a lot of examples of persons which changed their religion from many reasons.
Speaking about confessional education we have a lot of religious mixed communities
who chose to send their children to a common school. Exploring the third issue we
found that the leaders of Orthodox and Greek Catholic Churches tried to establish some
rules for those who wanted to marry with a person form another religion.
It is not the purpose of this paper to establish a balance of religious conversions
or to give a verdict of such conflict or cooperation in the relations between different
religious communities. The basic aim is to bring new contributions with local examples
in studying this issue, future research outlining a clearer picture of the problem in a
interreligious relations, orthodoxy, Gree Keywords k-Catholicism, religious
conversions, mixed marriages.