The Anabaptists

  • Hans J. Hillerbrand
Part of the Documentary History of Western Civilization book series (DHWC)


Among the early representatives of radical reform, two stand out: Thomas Müntzer, a former follower of Luther, minister at the Saxon town of Alstadt, author of several vehemently anti-Lutheran tracts published in early 1524, and the Anabaptists, who had their beginning among a group of erstwhile followers of Huldrych Zwingli. Dissatisfied with his slow and seemingly compromising ecclesiastical reform, they set out to delineate the biblical faith as they understood it. Among their tenets was the notion of the believer’s church and believer’s baptism, both voluntary expressions of authentic biblical faith.


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