A szellemtörténet Debrecenben : ifjabb Révész Imre

Erős Vilmos: A szellemtörténet Debrecenben : ifjabb Révész Imre. In: Aetas, (37) 3. pp. 80-98. (2022)

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Abstract

The first section of this study summarizes the relationship between Imre Révész Jr. and intellectual history. Then it examines Revész’s major works related to intellectual history, especially his summaries of Protestant church history, and among others his ambitious study titled The Spiritual Crisis of Debrecen, which he wrote after becoming a corresponding member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. After that, the author discusses the titular topic focusing on three central issues, utilizing a large, so far unpublished collection of archival sources. One of these is the correspondence between Gyula Szekfű and Imre Révész Jr., made especially relevant by the fact that Szekfű and intellectual history had been under heavy criticism in Debrecen in the late 1920s and early 1930s. The second issue is the relationship between Elemér Mályusz and Imre Révész Jr., whose conflict reached its climax with the aforementioned presentation at the Academy of Sciences. The third correspondence analized in the study had been between Révész and Jenő Zoványi from the 1910s until the 1950s. While it is not evident in their correspondence, they had heated arguments about certain issues concerning the history of the Reformed Church. In the conclusion the author states that he considers Imre Révész Jr. a church historian of European significance, whose modernity was given by his intellectual historian viewpoint (which he champions in Debrecen, where its opponents had been in the majority).

Item Type: Article
Other title: Intellectual history in Debrecen : Imre Révész Jr.
Heading title: Tanulmányok
Journal or Publication Title: Aetas
Date: 2022
Volume: 37
Number: 3
ISSN: 0237-7934
Page Range: pp. 80-98
Language: Hungarian, English
Place of Publication: Szeged
Related URLs: https://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/78086/
Uncontrolled Keywords: Révész Imre, Egyháztörténet - református - Magyarország - 20. sz., Történetírás - magyar
Additional Information: Bibliogr. a lábjegyzetekben ; összefoglalás angol nyelven
Subjects: 06. Humanities
06. Humanities > 06.01. History and archaeology
Date Deposited: 2023. Jan. 27. 11:02
Last Modified: 2023. Jan. 27. 11:02
URI: http://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/id/eprint/78123

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