Church, State, and Religious Dissent

A History of Seventh-day Adventists in Austria, 1890-1975

by Daniel Heinz (Author)
Monographs 206 Pages
Series: Adventistica , Volume 5


Seventh-day Adventism, a young American-based denomination, encountered strenuous opposition when it first reached Europe in the second half of the 19th century. This was especially true in Austria, where traditional allegiance to Roman Catholicism, linked with a strong emphasis on cultural continuity, constituted the tenor of social life. The book not only describes the history of Adventism in Austria but also examines its relationship to the Austrian political and religious milieu. The study may furnish valuable insights to stimulate further discussion of church-state relationships and provides a basis for continuing investigation of the dynamics involved in encounters of minority religions with hostile socio-cultural settings.


ISBN (Softcover)
Frankfurt/M., Berlin, Bern, New York, Paris, Wien, 1993. 206 pp.

Biographical notes

Daniel Heinz (Author)

The Author: Daniel Heinz is a native of Vienna, Austria. He pursued university studies in the United States and in his home country, where he is currently teaching church history at Seminar Bogenhofen, St. Peter am Hart. He is the author of Ludwig Richard Conradi. Missionar der Siebenten-Tags-Adventisten in Europa, Frankfurt 1986. He also published various scholarly articles on the history of Adventism in Europa.


Title: Church, State, and Religious Dissent