Reuss was born as the son of mechanical engineer László Reuss (1901-1996) and his wife Anna Burchard-Bélaváry (June 24, 1903– February 1, 1946). His first marriage was to Emma Urbán (1940-2006). In 2008 he married Erzsébet Belák (1946–). He has three children from his first marriage.
In the autumn of 1944 he started school in the Evangelical Lutheran parish at Bécsikapu tér in Budapest Castle, and from 1945 he attended school in Orosháza because of the war . In 1952 he was accepted into the reformed grammar school of Budapest-Lónyay utca, but because of the nationalization he continued his studies at the József Attila grammar school (Budapest, XI. District), which he passed as a secondary school student with the Abitur in 1956 with distinction. He was then admitted to the Foreign Trade Faculty of the Karl Marx University of Economics, but his studies began at the Evangelical Lutheran Theological Academy in Budapest, which he graduated with honors in 1961. He was ordained by Bishop Lajos Vető and in 1984 his dissertation followedThe Ethics of the Apostle Paul in Modern New Testament Research .
András Reuss completed his vicariate years in three different localities and parishes: Sopron in north-west Hungary, in the city of Ózd and the surrounding settlements and in the mountain village of Rudabánya , both in north-east Hungary. After various assignments as a pastor, at the instigation of the church leadership he received a scholarship from the aid organization of the Protestant churches in Switzerland . In the winter semester (from October 1969 to February 1970) he attended the Ecumenical College of the World Council of Churches in Chateau de Bossey , Célignypart. In the 1970 summer semester he attended lectures by the systematist Arthur Rich and the New Testament scholar Eduard Schweizer at the theological faculty of the University of Zurich. He finished his studies in Switzerland with a Diplom Oecumenique ; the title of the thesis was industrial production - a biblical-theological investigation . Bossey professor Hans-Ruedi Weber received and evaluated the work itself. As a result of this work, Reuss was invited to speak on the subject at an international conference in Bossey (1971).
After returning home, he did pastoral service in the metropolitan parish Kelenföld (Budapest, District 11) with two older colleagues and with a focus on youth work. In 1974 he became secretary of the Foreign Office of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hungary . The main task here was to handle the German and English-language correspondence of the leading bishop, Zoltán Káldy , to receive ecumenical guests, to administer the foreign trips of the church delegates and to carry out ecumenical study work. In this context, he led the preparation of the seventh assembly of the Lutheran World Federation (Budapest, July 22 to August 5, 1984) and that of the youth assembly of the LWF (Budapest, July 12 to 20, 1984).
On January 1, 1985, at his own request, he returned to the parish service as a pastor in the Angyalföld parish in Budapest. At the persuasion of the then dean Tibor Fabiny, he accepted the chair for systematic theology in 1989, was elected dean in 1992 and directed the process of applying the new Hungarian higher education law at the Theological Academy. At the end of this process, the academy was renamed the Theological University and the previous final examination was again officially recognized as a university diploma after 1950. In the second term of office, Reuss was no longer referred to as dean, but as rector . He was also elected by the Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Churchas spiritual co-chairman in two legislative periods. At the age of 60, he resigned there so that he could devote himself to scientific work. He retired at the age of 70, but continued teaching until 2019.
The field of his research for his doctorate lay in the field of New Testament theology, as a professor he takes the place of the systematist, his almost eighty-year-old predecessor, Prof. Károly Prőhle (1989). His main interest and the most important research topics are the collection and evaluation of socio-ethical statements of the churches, results and problems of interdenominational dialogues, the current meaning and relevance of Reformation theology (including Martin Luther and Philipp Melanchthon ) as well as the history and theology of the confessional writings of the Lutheran church.
His publication activity is documented above all by his articles that have appeared in magazines, and in part also by his work as an editor. He developed the lecture manuscripts week after week and year after year, and made them available to the students in digital form. He was a member of the Societas Ethica, the Society for European Research (since 1990) and the Scientific Society for Theology (since 1994). He acted as one of the editors of the Eszmecsere series (about: pronunciation) of the Social Ethical and Ecumenical Working Group in cooperation between the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and the Evangelical Lutheran Theological University (2003-2006), then only from the same university (since 2007). 5 volumes have been published in this series.
- About his connection with the State Security he said publicly in word and in writing: Naivety and courage, cleverness and the cross. (Hungarian) Published: Credo (15) 2009 / 1–2, 54–61. 
- Concord Book. The Confessions of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hungary 1–5. (Hungarian) Budapest, 2008–2020.
- He has published a total of 158 publications in Hungarian and German. The number of book reviews: 22. In the Church weekly, Evangélikus Élet (Evangelical Life) 240 smaller articles. 
- The churches in Hungary in 1990. EPD Documentation No. 31/1990, 30–33. 
- Biblical and theological foundations of Christian education. In: Consultation on Christian Education in Central and Eastern Europe. Budapest, Hungary, January 11-16, 1991. Department for Mission and Development Christian Education. Lutheran World Federation: Geneva, 1993. 31–39.
- Keeping faith under political pressure. The Lutheran Church in Hungary between 1945 and the fall of the Wall. In: Neighbors become partners. Hungary - Bavaria. The Lutheran Church of Hungary faces new tasks. Special issue of the series "Church ecumenical". Published by the Ecumenical Department of the Evangelical Lutheran Regional Church Council, Friedrich Nägelsbach: Munich, 1992. 3–6.
- Theology and Science in the Service of Man. In: Theology at the Service of the Church. Symposium on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Evangelical Theological Faculty of the Comenius University in Bratislava. Bratislava, St. Georg, 23.-26. November 1994. 79-88.
- The study of theology in the field of tension between science and church. Challenges, limits and opportunities of theological training in the Evangelical Lutheran Church. Church in Hungary after the political change of 1989. In: Church in Luther's school. * Festschrift for D. Joachim Heubach. Edited by Bengt Hägglund and Gerhard Müller. Editor: Rudolf Keller. Martin-Luther Verlag: Erlangen, 1995. 389–397.
- On the recent development of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hungary. In: Lutheran Church in the World. Yearbook of the Martin Luther Association. Episode 46, 1999, 121-128. 
- Living under opposite signs - encounters between listening and rejecting. 7th Berlin State Church Colloquium, Berlin, 25–27. May 1998. (Revised version of July 3, 1998.) In: Relations between the World Council of Churches and its Eastern European member churches - challenges, opportunities, deficits. 7th Berlin State Church Colloquium (May 25-27, 1998). With a preface by Dwain C. Epps. With contributions from John A. Moses (Australia), et al. Berlin, 1998. 220 pp. (Series of publications by the Institute for Comparative State-Church Research, Issue 7). 153-163. 
- Protestantism in multiethnic and multicultural Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe. In: Multiculturalism and Multiethnicity in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe. Eds. Ernst-Peter Brezovszky, Arnold Suppan, Elisabeth Vyslonzil. Peter Lang: Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Vienna, 1999. 139–143. 
- The meaning of social reality for theology. First congress of the Southeast Central European Faculty Day for Protestant Theology, Budapest, July 1st, 1999. In: SOMEF South East Central European Faculty Day for Protestant Theology. Documentation of the 1999 and 2001 congresses. Edited by Karl Schwarz, Wolfgang Wischmeyer. Vienna, 2002. 41–49. [8th]
- Witness to God in an unreconciled world, between denominations, worldviews, peoples and states. International seminar of the working group Missionary Services in the Diakonisches Werk of the EKD. Piliscsaba, November 2, 1999. In: International Seminar. Missionary church building: listening to one another - learning from one another. Documentation. “Witness to God in an unreconciled world.” 1. – 5. November 1999 in Piliscsaba near Budapest / Hungary. Working Group Missionary Services in the Diakonisches Werk der EKD: Berlin, 2000. 4–11. 
- Tradition in the Lutheran Church. Problems of invoking CA VII. Translation into German: Csaba Szabó. In: Elsenbast, Volker / Lachmann, Rainer / Schelander, Robert (eds.): The Bible as a book of education. Festschrift for Gottfried Adam on his 65th birthday. LIT Verlag: Wien 2004. 476 SS 393-412. 
- Evangélikus Egyház: Lutheran Identity between Reformed and Roman Catholics. In: Lutheran Church in the World. Yearbook of the Martin Luther Association, volume 52, 2005. pp. 185–200. 
- The Theological Formation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hungary - Perspectives, Deficiencies and Tasks. In: Lutheran Church in the World. Yearbook of the Martin Luther Association, volume 55, 2008. pp. 83–94. 
- The significance of the confessional commitment in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hungary. In: Lutheran Church in the World. Yearbook of the Martin Luther Association, volume 62, 2015, 257–276. 
- The Confession of Christ in the Formula of the Agreement and its significance for the Church. Lutheran Day of the Lutheran Unification Work with the theme: “No one can lay another foundation!” Leipzig, May 27, 2015. In: The lasting significance of the Lutheran Reformation. Lectures at the Lutheran Days 2015, 2016 and 2017. Ed. Karl-Hermann Kandler. Freimund-Verlag Neuendettelsau, 2018. 15–43. (Believe in Lutheran, Volume 9). ISBN 978 3 946083 28 3 
More important lectures
- The joint Lutheran-Roman Catholic declaration on the doctrine of justification (2000) (Hungarian) Evangelikus.hu 
- He gave us his' body and blood (Hungarian) Evangelikus.hu 
- Luther, Melanchthon and the school . (Hungarian) Evangelikus.hu 
- After the past five hundred years . (Hungarian) Evangelikus.hu 
- Oh, give us, Jesus, peace - On the book in memory of Bishop Zoltán Káldy. “For the hundredth birthday of Bishop Zoltán Káldy, this work was published in two volumes, which his widow, Dr. Magdolna Esze wrote, compiled and published. The result of this long-term work and research is a surprise, because it was not preceded by any news and the author was rarely on the list of those invited to the church. ”(Hungarian) Evangélikus.hu 2020.02.27. 
On November 11, 2018, the Evangelical Lutheran Church awarded András Reuss the Lajos Ordass Prize.
Subsequent word articles
- Direkte Vorahnen von András Reuss en: Reuss family (upland)
- WWM2004: Who is Who in Hungary. Additional volume. (Hungarian) 2nd ed. 2004. Zug, Hübners blaues Who is Who, 2004. 1639.
- WWM2009: Who is who in Hungary. 7th ed. (Hungarian) Zug. 2009. Hübners Who is Who.
- Stifner-Kőháti Dorottya: Luther and politics, or: even in Luther's time, the princes were not knights in ice-cream gloves. (Hungarian) Híd. Evangélikus Missziói Magazin, 2015/3, 26–28. 
- Ádám Galambos: The Concorded Form - Gespräch mit András Reuss (Hungarian) 2016.01.28. Evangelikus.hu 
- From confession to confession - conversation with András Reuss (Hungarian) 08.15.2018. Evangelikus.hu 
- Hungarian Lutheran Digital Library. (Medit) Studien von András Reuss 
- Laudation to András Reuss on November 11, 2018. András Reuss was born in 1938, and this year his 80th birthday was celebrated. (Hungarian) 
- From conflict to community. Lecture by András Reuss 2016. (Hungarian) video Video
- On 1-3. February 2019 the Luther Conference was held in the Lajos Ordass Evangelical Lutheran Study Center in Révfülöp. Under the title "Faith's Call for Help - Luther's Our Father's Declaration", Dr. András Reuss gave a lecture. (Hungarian) video
- Theology for non-theologians - this was the subtitle under which the Luther Conference was held for the twelfth time in 2020 at the Lajos Ordass Evangelical Lutheran Study Center in Révfülöp. In the exchange from January 31 to February 2, 2020, the subject of the Lord's Supper was in the center. The second speaker of the first day em. Prof. Dr. András Reuss described - based on Luther's writings - what the Lord's Supper was and how it should be dealt with, (Hungarian) videó
- Andras Reuss: Naivety and courage, wisdom and cross. teol.lutheran.hu/index.php/hu/, 2009, abgerufen am 11. November 2020 (Hungarian).
- Article by András Reuss in English. Lutheranism in Hungary after communism.
- András Reuss - writings . In: teol.lutheran.hu . Abgerufen am 29. Juni 2020.
- András Reuss. The churches in Hungary in
- András Reuss. On the recent development of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hungary
- András Reuss. Protestantism in multiethnic and multicultural Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe
- András Reuss. The meaning of social reality for theology
- András Reuss. Witness to God in an unreconciled world, between denominations
- András Reuss. Tradition in the Lutheran Church
- András Reuss. Lutheran identity between Reformed and Roman Catholics.
- András Reuss. The theological character of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hungary
- András Reuss. The significance of the confessional commitment in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hungary
- András Reuss. The Confession of Christ in the Formula of the Agreement and its significance for the Church.
- András Reuss: The Joint Lutheran, Roman Catholic Declaration on Justification (2000) ( en ) In: Hungarian Evangelical Church . 13. Jul 2015. Abgerufen am 29. Juni 2020.
- András Reuss: “He gives us his body and blood” ( en ) In: Evangelical Church of Hungary . March 20, 2015. Abgerufen am 29. Juni 2020.
- Luther, Melanchthon and the school - lecture by Dr. András Reuss in Nyíregyháza ( hu ) In: Hungarian Lutheran Church . 24. September 2015. Abgerufen am 29. Juni 2020.
- After the last five hundred years - Andrew Reuss performance of the Lutheran and Reformed Ecumenical Council meeting ( en ) In: Hungarian Lutheran Church . 13. October 2017. Abgerufen am 29. Juni 2020.
- Oh, give us, Jesus, peace - About the book written in memory of Bishop Zoltán Káldy ( hu ) In: Hungarian Evangelical Church . 25. februar 2020. Abgerufen am 29. Juni 2020.
- Luther and politics, or, “In Luther’s day, princes were not glazed knights either” - Interview with Dr. András Reuss ( hu ) In: Hungarian Evangelical Church . 2. October 2015. Abgerufen am 29. Juni 2020.
- The Unity Document - Conversation with András Reuss ( hu ) In: Hungarian Evangelical Church . 28. January 2016. Abgerufen am 29. Juni 2020.
- creed to creed - Conversation with András Reuss ( hu ) In: Hungarian Evangelical Church . 15. August 2018. Abgerufen am 29. Juni 2020.
- Hungarian Evangelical Digital Repository (MEDiT) - Category Site . In: medit.lutheran.hu . Abgerufen am 29. Juni 2020.
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|SHORT DESCRIPTION||Hungarian Lutheran theologian and university professor|
|DATE OF BIRTH||July 11, 1938|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Budapest|