The essay Protestant Communities in Serbia until 1953 concentrates mainly on Protestant communities on the territory of the future Republic of Serbia from its genesis in the 16th century up to 1953, when the Yugoslav government passed a law on religious communities. The article starts with a depiction of the 16th century Slovenian reformation, when it was for the first time spread over the South Slav region. Despite successful re-Catholicization of the territory, the reformation went ahead towards fundamental features of Protestant churches in South Slav countries, which was (and still is), made up predominantly by non-South Slav ethnics of local Protestants. An overwhelming majority of reformist ideas was thus formed by immigrants of German, Hungarian and Slovak nationalities. The essay briefly explains the characteristics of individual churches on the territory and analyses their operation in the Kingdom of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes and the Yugoslavian Kingdom. It also informs on the relationship of individual churches with the Josip Broz Tito's post-war communist regime.
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