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Lajos Ordass: A Christian And A Consistent Adversary Of The Totalitarian Systems

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This chapter describes the special career of a man who was both an ecclesiastical person and a Hungarian citizen. It first describes the person and work of respectively Pastor Lajos Wolf and later as Bishop Lajos Ordass in the mirror of his meetings with the brown and red dictatorships. Both dictatorships presented him with serious challenges which were to be met with the means given by his Christian faith and common sense. In the laudatio, Bishop Ordass was called: an immovable bulwark of the ideas of the free democracy against the influence of the totalitarism. The chapter presents the most blessed epoch of the history of the Evangelical-Lutheran Church in Hungary (ELCiH) after the Second World War between 1956 and 1958. It concludes with the active and passive resistance of Bishop Ordass.

Keywords: active resistance; Bishop Lajos Ordass; Christian faith; communist dictatorship; Evangelical-Lutheran Church in Hungary (ELCiH); passive resistance; Pastor Lajos Wolf; totalitarism



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