Ehricht, Ch. Das Prämonstratenserkloster Belbuck als eine Keimzelle der Reformation im südlichen Ostseeraum, in: Proslogion: Studies in Medieval and Early Modern Social History and Culture, 2018. Vol. 4 (1). P. 7–20.
Christoph Ehricht, Arbeitsgemeinschaft für pommersche Kirchengeschichte e.V. (17489, Germany, Greifswald, c/o Landeskirchliches Archiv, Rudolf-Petershagen-Allee 3)
The article «The Prämonstratensian Monastery in Belbuck — a Starting Point of Reformation in the Southern Baltic Sea Region» studies the role of the monastery in Belbuck near Treptow an der Rega in the former duchy Pomerania (today Bialoboki/Trzebiatow in Zapadny pomorze/West Pomerania/Poland) that was founded in the end of the 12th century by Premonstratensians from Lund. In the beginning of the 16th century there worked some very important theologians, friends of Johannes Bugenhagen, later on the friend of Martin Luther and a reformator of northern Germany and the Danish kingdom. His colleagues in Belbuck were Johannes Boldewan, Johannes Äpinus, Christian Ketelhodt, Andreas Knopken. Connected with the monastery was a woman monastery in Treptow, where lived Elisabeth von Meseritz (Elisabeth Cruciger). They all had a great influence on the Reformation and the stabilising of the Lutheran church from Copenhagen up to Riga. The monastery itself was since 1616 completely destroyed, but its history may be helpfull for better understanding of very various processes during the early time of «Reformation» in the southern Baltic Sea region.
Key Words: Johann Bugenhagen, Martin Luther, Johannes Boldewan, Johannes Äpinus, Christian Ketelhodt, Andreas Knopken