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  Anabaptist - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The word Anabaptism may be used to describe a Protestant group baptizing Christians who were baptized in infancy and/or who come to them from other bodies, any of the 16th century "radical" dissenters, or the denominations descending from the followers of Menno Simons.
Pilgram Marpeck's Vermanung of 1542 was deeply influenced by the Bekenntnisse of 1533 by Münster theologian Bernhard Rothmann.
Ritschl discerned in it the leaven of the Fraticelli or Franciscan Tertiaries.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Anabaptism   (3752 words)

 Anabaptism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
"Evangelical Anabaptism" was identified by insistence on discipleship as the essence of Christianity, on the church as a brotherhood, and on an ethic of love and nonresistance.
In this view, evangelical Anabaptism arose with the Swiss Brethren, and by transmission became part of Netherlands Anabaptism and of the Hutterites.
The essay disputed the older view that Anabaptism had its origins solely in Zürich, and that Swiss Brethren Anabaptism was transmitted to South Germany and Austria and to the Netherlands and North Germany, where it developed into the Hutterian and Mennonite branches respectively.
www.gameo.org /encyclopedia/contents/a533me.html   (4697 words)

 Anabaptism in 16th Century Europe
Anabaptism was formally born on January 21, 1525.
Anabaptism was properly a grass-roots movement by disaffected commoners who did not find early leadership in any personage of significant notoriety such as Luther or Calvin.
Anabaptism was both a theological and academic reaction to the church system.
www.cob-net.org /anabaptism.htm   (3724 words)

 Leaving Munster : So, what's all the fuss about anabaptism?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Anabaptism arose as a protest at the slow pace and caution of the Zwinglian Reformation in Zurich in the early 1520s.
Anabaptism was thus a diverse and fluid movement that developed towards general uniformity of belief and practice by mid-century.
A thorough-going Christo-centrism is the indisputible tenant of anabaptism.
anabaptist.lifewithchrist.org /permalink/8135   (3936 words)

 Radical Reformation
Thus at Schleitheim first emerged the idea of a "free church." These Swiss Brethren came to be known for their legalistic approach to the Bible, a salvation manifesting itself in the creation of separated congregations, and baptism which symbolized that salvation and made the baptizand a member of the congregation.
Although he left his native Tyrol after adopting Anabaptism, and while he was forced further to move several times because of his Anabaptist views, Marpeck's skills as a civil engineer enabled him to live in relative security.
Marpeck's view was not widely held and therefore is not normative for Anabaptism; but he did develop a mediating position on the Bible, critical both of the legalist Swiss and of spiritualist views.
mb-soft.com /believe/txc/radrefor.htm   (1743 words)

 Untitled Document
I also appreciate the emphasis of historical Anabaptism on the inherent separation between church and state, the church as a voluntary community of baptized believers, and the need for discipline and mutual accountability in the community of faith.
Anabaptism is the culmination of the Reformation, the fulfillment of the original vision of Luther and Zwingli, and thus...a consistent evangelical Protestantism seeking to recreate without compromise the original New Testament church, the vision of Christ and the apostles.
The implications of Anabaptism for contemporary Christian living are most faithfully expressed and experienced with the context of evangelical Christianity, and a consistent commitment to the spirit of sixteenth century Anabaptism requires identification with the broader evangelical community and a repudiation of the influence of rationalistic liberalism on contemporary Anabaptism.
www.aemc2000.org /main/appendixa.html   (7738 words)

 English Dissenters: Anabaptists
Anabaptism was not a centralized or homogeneous sect.
Baptism became a metaphor of Anabaptism, the wakening or rebirth to a new religious nature or life.
Anabaptism, the tvre fovntaine of independency, Brownisme, Antimony, Familisome, and the most of the other errours, which for the time due trouble the Church of England,...
www.exlibris.org /nonconform/engdis/anabaptists.html   (2646 words)

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Haller felt that the occasion for the spread of Anabaptism was to be found in the low moral and spiritual condition of the masses, and he could not bring himself to favor the death penalty for Anabaptists.
Anabaptism was punishable by banishment, and those who violated the oath were to be put to death.
Severe measures were taken to assure the removal of the plague of Anabaptism, including threats of the galleys, branding, etc. A mandate of 1695 added that people who were too old to be banished should be im- prisoned for life.
www.horseshoe.cc /pennadutch/places/switzerland/cantons/bern/bern.htm   (8900 words)

 Women in Anabaptist Munster: Sadness and Suffering Part 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Anabaptism began in 1525, and was quickly outlawed in nearly all of western Europe.
Anabaptism quickly became a distinct and separate reform movement because of its belief in adult baptism, as opposed to infant baptism.
Anabaptism is also characterized by the “community of goods”.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/church_history/42898   (525 words)

 Anabaptism Today
Sixteenth-century Anabaptism was largely a movement of the poor, powerless and uneducated; it was not a scholarly elite.
Anabaptism has proved significant, not as a link to other groups, but as a symbol of an alternative strand of church history and as a means of providing coherence for it.
Anabaptism spread quickly throughout central and northern Europe, fueled by the fervour of its proponents and by a combination of theological and sociological tensions.
www.anabaptistnetwork.com /book/print/107   (17267 words)

 Anabaptists - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
They modeled their new church after the Christian community of apostolic times, depicted as a free gathering of convinced believers dedicated to leading the saintly life in strict accord with Scripture.
Other factors contributing to the development and spread of Anabaptism include the peasant movement (see Peasants' War) and the revolutionary rhetoric of Thomas Münzer, late medieval mysticism and asceticism, and the writings of Andreas Carlstadt and Martin Luther (whose reforms the Anabaptists felt went only halfway).
Anabaptism is more often associated with the evangelical Anabaptists who were avowed pacifists (the "ban" replaced the sword).
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-anabapti.html   (578 words)

 Evangelical Mennonite Mission Conference :: Church Resources :: The Radical Reformation and Anabaptism in the Classroom ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
And in the process of casting about for alternative perspectives, many have discovered that Anabaptism does, in fact, offer some visions that have not been part of main stream Christendom, but which are increasingly considered to be relevant in our contemporary context.
As Jack Heppner has shared of The Anabaptism Vision, it is an evangelical vision sharing rich common ground with other branches of the evangelical church.
Anabaptism is known for its practical theology, not for systematic theology or apologetics (though it proved itself equipped by the Spirit to respond to interrogators).
www.emmc.ca /church_resources/the_radical_reformation_and_anabaptism_in_the_classroom_today.html   (7220 words)

 Anabaptism and Missions
The focus of this paper is the incredible missionary thrust that Anabaptism gave rise to in the first half of the sixteenth century.
Even the critics of Anabaptism admitted they were exemplary in every aspect of their behavior.
The consensus of Anabaptism was that a Christian should follow in the footsteps of Christ, living out the truth in his daily lifestyle.
www.xenos-cincy.org /study/anabaptism_and_missions.htm   (5180 words)

 Mennonite Life - December 2002 - Gundy essay
Surrealist Anabaptism intends to incorporate and embody all Anabaptist traditions and practices whether ordered, disordered, remembered, membered, forgotten, imagined or slanderous, including sexual anarchy, married monasticism, plain dress, cross dress, radical nonresistance, Peace Through Strength, the eschewing of all ornament, and tasteful piercings of and about the ears, nostrils, eyebrows and other sensitive tissues.
Surrealist Anabaptism trusts that the greatness of God's love and grace is so large that none shall be condemned to eternal torment, possibly excepting former members of the conference formerly known as General.
Surrealist Anabaptism simultaneously celebrates and forbids Anabaptist provincialism of all sorts, Anabaptist smugness of the left, right, and center, all ethnocentric, Eurocentric, PC-centric, Yoder-centric, Hauerwas-centric and pseudocentric complexes, all versions and perversions of excessive and insufficient pride and humility, arrogance and Gelassenheit, Gemeinschaft and Gesellschaft, Hochmut and Demut.
www.bethelks.edu /mennonitelife/2002dec/gundy_essay.php   (2395 words)

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A reconstruction of evangelical Anabaptism would start by revisiting the thesis that Anabaptism was the logical conclusion of the Protestant Reformation, or as Bender put it, "the culmination of the Reformation." A reconstructed understanding of evangelical Anabaptism would be completely at home within the basic theological categories of Protestant orthodoxy.
It is an appropriation of an Anabaptism which has high views of the scriptures, of Christ as savior and lord, and of the conversion and regeneration of humans through Christ, and which confesses the ancient beliefs of the Christian church.
An evangelical Anabaptism is comfortable with the language of prayer and of the soul.
www.goshen.edu /mhl/Refocusing/LEVIMILLER.HTM   (4048 words)

 Frequently Asked Questions
The Brethren expression of Christianity, is a melding of Anabaptism and Pietism.
Anabaptism, seeks to restore the New Testament pattern of the church and obedience to Christ.
Anabaptism has understood the church as a community of mutually accountable believers.
www.cob-net.org /faqs.htm   (2049 words)

 Anabaptism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
An on-line Canadian encyclopedia of Anabaptism isn't as comprehensive as it sounds but has some valuable material.
Having been influenced to some extent by Karlstadt and in particular because of their correspondence with the revolutionary leader Thomas Müntzer, the Swiss Anabaptists were unjustly accused of being not only heretics, but also rebels and murderers.
After being ordained an Anabaptist elder in 1536, he helped the remnant of Melchiorite Anabaptism shed its militant apocalypticism for a quiet sectarianism and came to be the best known leader of the movement which now bears his name, the Mennonites.
individual.utoronto.ca /hayes/earlymod/anabaptism.htm   (1283 words)

 The Theology of Anabaptism by Robert Friedmann Part Three   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
In the light of the preceding discussion it should not, be surprising that "soteriology," traditionally the very nucleus of all theology, is not and cannot be a major theme in Anabaptist thought.
It is living in "childlike obedience" without any thought of "working" for salvation or gaining merits by work that was meant by the Anabaptists of four centuries ago, as well as the Hutterite brothers in South Dakota today.
It was only natural that the soteriological question should arise frequently in debates and court trials, and the brethren had to clarify their stand concerning salvation, justification, and atonement.
www.anabaptistchurch.org /Salvation.htm   (514 words)

 Anabaptism, War and Peace
The opportunity to reflect on how Christians influenced and shaped by Anabaptism might respond afresh to war and peace today is shaped by three ‘event horizons’.
The third is the minority tradition of non-resistance, non-violence and pacifism expressed in many areas of Christian life, but most distinctively in those strands of Anabaptism and Quakerism culminating in what are know in the US as ‘the historic peace churches’.
Many of the tenets of traditional ‘just war’ thinking (proportionality, legitimation, moral restrain, etc.) presuppose the ‘controllability’ of organised violence in ways that look less and less credible in a world where ‘war’ is being de-territorialized and is no longer the monopoly of states and armies.
www.simonbarrow.net /article84   (1321 words)

 The contribution of Menno Simons to the development of Dutch Anabaptism
There is evidence to suggest that the rise of Mennonite anabaptism by mid-century was not altogether due to either Menno's leadership or doctrinal position.
As a group committed to the separation of church and state, a commitment to peaceful toleration and personal piety and a close-knit brotherhood, Mennonite anabaptism had its attractions and was clearly seen as a prize worth suffering for.
Menno and his group were strong evangelists, but the spread of dutch anabaptism in the early sixteenth century was the product of much more complex social, political and economic factors.
www.reidinternet.co.uk /mark/menno.htm   (2810 words)

 A Testimony Against The Unfounded Charges Of Anabaptism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Anabaptism is indeed rampant throughout the ecclesiastical landscape of the present era.
Like a cancer, anabaptism has infected the modern church (including many churches that profess to be reformed), and its malignancy continues to spread.
Anabaptism has generally shunned confessional formulations (one exemption to this general rule however is the The Schleitheim Confession, also known asThe Seven Articles of 1527):
www.reformedpresbytery.org /books/anabapt/anabapt.htm   (8040 words)

 Anabaptism in Germany   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
It is commonly said that the first appearance of Anabaptism in Germany was in 1521, at Zwickau, on the border of Bohemia.
Of Thomas Münzer, the writer of the letter, we shall see more hereafter; it suffices the present purpose to say that he joined himself to these prophets for ends of his own, and that though with them for a time, he was never of them.
Grebel, Mantz, and Blaurock had already preceded him to the prison, and it was the evident intention of the authorities to suppress Anabaptism by the most vigorous measures.
www.kjvuser.com /anabaptists.htm   (5908 words)

 Emerging Anabaptism -- Anabaptist Vision for a Post-Modern World   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Emerging Anabaptism is defined by an emerging movement consisting of individuals within conservative and traditional churches with a vision of Anabaptist spirituality.
The Emerging Anabaptism website seeks to provide a network of common ground for church leaders, laymen, and the rising generation.
The Emerging Anabaptism Talk forums are still in operation.
emerginganabaptism.com   (180 words)

 The Significance of Anabaptism and
The question of the significance of Anabaptism (and the corollary matter of the importance of Anabaptist research) is old-fashioned – sort of like “the problem of the Renaissance.”  It was pondered in the years from World War II to the 450
In the retrospect of almost thirty years, attempting to reduce the significance of Anabaptism and Anabaptist scholarship with censuses of the sixteenth-century Anabaptists, however thorough and useful, has turned out to be a chimerical exercise.
The internal Mennonite change in approach to Anabaptism was a subtle, quiet process.
www.queensu.ca /history/Undergrad/CourseInfo/HIST341/Hist_341_The_Significance_of_Anabaptism_and_Anabaptist_Research.htm   (4696 words)

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These definitions were meant to avoid such confessional definitions as "evangelical Anabaptism." Thus, all those rebaptizers who have in the past been classified as SchwJrmer (Melchior Hoffman), spiritualists (Hans Denck), and revolutionaries (the Munsterites) are now considered to be genuine Anabaptists.
Anabaptism and Anabaptists However, the open definition of Anabaptist now in use emphatically does not imply uniformity.
Quite as surprising was the demonstration that Melchior Hoffman's commentary on the Apocalypse (1530) was used by the Hutterites soon after Hoffman wrote it, but without acknowledgement of authorship (Packull, 1982).
www.luckymojo.com /esoteric/religion/christianity/ny200107anabaptists.txt   (1259 words)

 Messiah College: Sider Institute
He was recaptured and burned at the stake in Asperen, The Netherlands in 1569.
Anabaptism is a Christian theological tradition that developed during the sixteenth-century Protestant Reformation.
The Anabaptists believed that other Protestant reformers (such as Martin Luther) were right in demanding reform of the Roman Catholic Church, but they complained that, in some respects, these reformers had not gone far enough with their demands.
www.messiah.edu /siderinstitute/anabaptism.html   (616 words)

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