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Studia Historiae Ecclesiasticae

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FLAD, Simone; SAUER, Christof  and  POPOVA, Kristina. The Bulgarian Evangelical Society (1875-1958) and its contribution to the development of Protestantism in Bulgaria. Studia Hist. Ecc. [online]. 2014, vol.40, n.1, pp. 323-336. ISSN 2412-4265.

The Bulgarian Evangelical Society (BES) was the first organised initiative of Bulgarian Evangelical Christians to take part in evangelising the Bulgarian people. Founded in 1875, the BES survived several wars and internal problems, until it was dissolved by the Communist regime in 1958. Apart from printing and distributing literature and providing financial aid to preachers and pastors, one of its major activities was to support unity among Evangelical Christians. The annual meetings of the membership proved to be an important platform for its different ministries. As an interdenominational organisation that enjoyed the broad support of a major part of the Bulgarian Evangelical community, the Bulgarian Evangelical Society played an important role in the development of Protestantism in Bulgaria.

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