Missio Dacica între toleranţă şi intoleranţă religioasă
At the end of the 16 Abstract th century, more precisely in 1579, Christ’s Society sent its
first missionaries in Transylvania. According to time documents they were twelve, same
as the apostles sent by Jesus in the world to teach faith in God, that is Christian belief.
According to the Jesuit Institutum, missionaries that came from Poland, under
command and protection of the Spanish provincial Campanus, depicted Jesus on the
same line, yet in a changed social-historical context: apostolic spread of the Christian
belief had to be accompanied and protected by … defending faith, exactly against some
social states which were also claimed from Jesus, but which in fact had torn his mystical
body. Or, religious tension which finally even led to bloodshed was fought against by
missionaries of the Jesuit Order by full use of reason, the only measure capable to
quench the blind passion of the Protestants. In a dramatic scenario, Jesuit missionaries
seemed defeated by the expulsion decree issued by the Diet from Mediaş. But the
farewell speech of the Jesuit fathers transformed into a new testament that introduced
again interhuman tolerance against and despite all intolerances (homo homini lupus
Christian belief, Jesuit Order, faith, to Keywords lerance, intolerance.