Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Jan Hus

Recently I have been re-acquainted with Jan Hus, a figure from European history from hundreds of years ago, who was burned at the stake for his heresies in 1415. He is viewed as a Protestant Martyr and a precursor to Martin Luther.

My meeting again with Hus as a figure I remember from history classes at college, came about because I walked past the Jan Hus Presbyterian Church and Neighborhood House on the Upper East Side.