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  Melchior Hoffman - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Hoffman maintained (against the "magic" of the Lutheran interpretation) that the function of the Eucharist, like that of preaching, is nothing more than an appeal for spiritual union with Christ.
Hoffman's failed prophecy of the return of Christ contributed significantly to the Münster Rebellion (1533-1534), of which he is seen as one of the authors.
Hoffman was important in at least one aspect of the development of the Mennonites.
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 Hoffman, Melchior (ca. 1495-1544?)
Hoffman now betook himself to Strasbourg, where he was received with open arms at the end of June 1529 as a champion of Zwingli's teaching on the communion (letter by Bucer to Zwingli, 30 July 1529).
Melchior Hoffman was an unusual person, a man of extraordinary gifts, of a consuming selfless zeal for the cause of the Lord Jesus, of a rare eloquence, combined with moral earnestness and a genuinely truthful character.
Hoffman's views on the Eucharist and on the church as a charismatic community of equal brothers and sisters thus differed from the view held by Luther.
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 Anabaptists in the Encyclopedias
Melchior Hoffman is acknowledged as its progenitor, as the person who gave the movement its basic apocalyptic stamp.
A clear line stretches from Hoffman to Rothmann, Menno Simons, and David Joris on apocalyptic anticipation.
Very similar formulations of apocalyptic views on secular government and on the incarnation are found in Hoffman, Rothmann, and Menno Simons (Voolstra, 1982; Stayer, 1972, 1978, 1986).
www.anabaptistchurch.org /encyclopedia.htm   (461 words)

 Nicholas von Hoffman - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Nicholas von Hoffman is an American journalist and author of German-Russian extraction, descendant of Melchior Hoffman and son of Carl von Hoffman.
Hoffman is the author of more than a dozen books, notably: Capitalist Fools: Tales of American Business, from Carnegie to Forbes to the Milken Gang (1992) and Citizen Cohn (1988), a biography of the late Roy Cohn, which was made into an HBO movie.
Hoffman also wrote a libretto for Deborah Drattell's Nicholas and Alexandra for the Los Angeles Opera which was performed in the 2003/04 season under the direction of Plácido Domingo.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Nicholas_von_Hoffman   (461 words)

Melchior Hoffman was the originator of this peculiar teaching regarding the incarnation of Christ, as far as the early Anabaptists are concerned.
Hoffman's and Menno's views are closely related to their concept of the Christian church.
In the writings of Melchior Hoffman, Menno Simons, and Dirk Philips this subject matter is discussed, defended and elaborated on at length.
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 William Cathcart's Essays--Novatianists, Donatists, Albigensians, etc.-- 21tnt   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Hoffman now came to see that there was a wide breach between him and the other evangelical preachers.
When Hoffman came to know them it is not strange that he should have been led to unite with them.
In 1530 be declared his acceptance of their views on baptism, justification, free-will, church discipline, etc.; and as most of the Anabaptist leaders had either suffered martyrdom or died of the pestilence, Hoffman became a leader among them, and led many to his own fanatical and false views.
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 Peter Hoffman - Goodspeed
Peter Hoffman, a well-to-do farmer of Central Township, Perry County, Mo., was born June 29, 1847, one half mile from where he now resides and is a son of John and Catherine (Feist) Hoffman, natives of the Grand Duchy of Baden, born on December 24, 1816 and 1821 respectively.
Hoffman’s first wife, Catherine, died on October 20, 1865 having borne nine children, five of whom are living, viz.: Francis (wife of August Klump), Ellen (wife of Anton Huber), John, Andrew, and Peter.
Hoffman was united in marriage with Mary A. Huber, a daughter of Andrew Huber.
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 Book One, Chapter Two: Luther's Ghost in Spain
Melchior was denounced (April 22 and 24) to the inquisitors of Valencia and was seized soon after.
Melchior Hoffman was apparently banished from Denmark after a debate with the Lutheran John Bugenhagen on April 8, 1529.
Thus reassured that whatever Melchior was, he was not a Lutheran, the inquisitors voted to carry out the sentence recommended by their superiors, and very soon after that, Melchior of Wurttemberg disappeared from Spain as suddenly as he had come.
libro.uca.edu /longhurst/luther1-2.htm   (3783 words)

 Pharmacology Faculty, Paula L. Hoffman
Hoffman, P.L., Ritzmann, R.F. and Tabakoff, B., The influence of arginine vasopressin and oxytocin on ethanol dependence and tolerance.
Hoffman, P.L., Chung, C.T. and Tabakoff, B., Effects of ethanol, temperature and endogenous regulatory factors on the characteristics of striatal opiate receptors.
Hoffman, P.L., Rabe, C.S., Valverius, P., Grant, K.A., Gulya, K., Crabbe, J.C. and Tabakoff, B., The NMDA receptor is implicated in acute effects of ethanol and ethanol withdrawal.
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 Melchior, Melchiorites
Melchiorites is a term used for the followers of Melchior Hoffman (modernized in German as Hoffmann), the Reformer who carried the gospel to Baltic areas such as Estonia and Livonia, to Emden in Friesland, and to Amsterdam.
Hoffman was an individualist who did not unite with the Swiss Brethren, and they in turn repudiated him.
In addition to the usual Anabaptist doctrines Hoffman was obsessed with eschatology, reveling in the anticipated apocalyptic violence against the wicked after Christ's return, and he was naively drawn to "special revelations" through dreams and visions.
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 Higher Praise Greatest Preachers (Menno Simons)
Melchior Hoffman, a lay preacher and follower of Luther, had traveled on long journeys as far as Baltic regions.
Hoffman had placed great emphasis on prophetic visions and the Second Coming of the Lord, but under the pressure of persecution he ordered a cessation of baptism for two years (1531-33).
It is now generally agreed that Menno initially was a Melchiorite, that is, a follower of Melchior Hoffman, and that he called the Münster Anabaptists "brothers" but broke decisively with them over the use of force to bring in the kingdom of God.
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 Rev. O. H. Melchor
According to Charles Melchior in an email to John-Pierre M. Hannam (15 June 2000), Oliver Hoffman Melchior was one of those boarders while he was attending seminary.
Melchior, who was in his eightieth year, was one of the most widely known and most respected clergymen of the county.
Melchior is survived by his widow, who before her marriage was Miss The marriage of Emma Schively, also survived by four children, Montfort D. Melchior, of Lansdowne; Dr. William T. Melchior, Syracuse, N. Y.; Charles Melchior and Mrs.
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 Anabaptists and Sectarian Pacifism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Hoffman did not practice violence himself; he preferred to wait for the Second Coming first.
Instead, Hoffman was arrested in 1533 and spent ten years in prison before dying there.
More tragically, a disciple of Hoffman's named Jan Matthijs moved to Munster in 1534 and declared that Munster, not Strassburg, was to be the New Jerusalem.
peter.chattaway.com /articles/anabapti.htm   (2791 words)

 Mennonite Family History and Genealogy: From Prussia to Russia to North America
Hoffman died in prison but his efforts began to pay off.
Jan Matthijs, a Dutch disciple of the followers of Hoffman, "now taught that the faithful were to prepare for the return of Christ beforehand by making a place for His kingdom by destroying the wicked.
Subsequently he heard that a disciple of Hoffman's had been beheaded in a nearby town for having himself rebaptized, as was the tradition of the Anabaptists.
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 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Melchior, Lauritz   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Melchior, Lauritz MELCHIOR, LAURITZ [Melchior, Lauritz], 1890-1973, Danish heroic tenor.
He made his debut in Copenhagen in 1913, singing a baritone role in I Pagliacci, and sang regularly at the Bayreuth Festivals from 1925 to 1931.
You'll weep for Wagner; Gotterdammerung Die Walkure, Acts 1 and 2 Wagner Melchior, Lehmann and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Bruno Walter EMI Great Recordings Of The Century.
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 Noble Army
Melchior Hoffman was the first man to introduce Anabaptist teaching into the Netherlands.
Hoffman became convinced that this was true, and that he himself had to be imprisoned in Strassburg, which God had chosen to be the New Jerusalem.
Hoffman became the forgotten man and died in prison in 1543, ten long years after he had cheerfully entered prison to await God's deliverance in a matter of months.
www.angelfire.com /ky/dodone/NA10.html   (4022 words)

 The contribution of Menno Simons to the development of Dutch Anabaptism
Hoffman may have been influenced by anabaptists such as Denck and possibly Hübmaier during a stay in Strasbourg, but also followed the South German trend towards apocalypticism with his home-grown brand.
Hoffman was an effective preacher, presenting the expectation of a coming "new Jerusalem" which would be based at Strasbourg to which he returned and was ultimately imprisoned in 1533 until his death in 1543
Melchior Hoffman established congregations in the Netherlands in 1530 whilst Menno did not become an anabaptist until 1536 as Table 2 indicates.
www.reidinternet.co.uk /mark/menno.htm   (2810 words)

 Church History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
When he prophesied that the return of Christ would be preceded by a purging of the ungodly, Hoffman was seen as a revolutionary.
Hoffman's failed prophecy of the return of Christ set the stage for the events often called the
Hoffman was important in at least one aspect of the development of the
www.australianpreterist.com /html/church_history.html   (1212 words)

 Charisma and History
In 1533, Hoffman's eschatological prophecies were perceived as a social threat by the authorities at Strasbourg (the city he originally had prophesied as the future "New Jerusalem") and he was imprisoned despite his refusal to employ violence to achieve his ends.
Soon after hearing of Hoffman's fate, the Haarlem baker Jan Matthys, in the presence of the Low Country Melchiorites, professed to be driven by the Spirit, and he told how God had revealed to him that he was Enoch, the second witness of the apocalypse (Hoffman had claimed to be the first witness, Elijah).
The masses attracted to Hoffman's prophecies in the Low Countries and his refusal to use violence to effect his message attest to the fact that he established his authority simply by personal appeal and the content of his message.
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 Friends United Meeting: Quaker Life
Melchior strokes his beard: "Well, maybe it is just one we have missed.
And, Melchior, this is what he said, 'I am the servant of the Most High God.' Now mind you, Melchior, he was not a Buddha, and he was not a god of the Hindus.
Melchior is troubled too, but Balthazar is the first to come up with a plan.
www.fum.org /QL/issues/9912/hoffmann.htm   (1604 words)

These definitions were meant to avoid such confessional definitions as "evangelical Anabaptism." Thus, all those rebaptizers who have in the past been classified as Schwärmer (Melchior Hoffman), spiritualists (Hans Denck), and revolutionaries (the Münsterites) are now considered to be genuine Anabaptists.
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).
A complex set of relationships of Schwenckfeld with Melchior Hoffman and Pilgram Marpeck was described by R. Emmet McLaughlin (1985).
swiki.hfbk-hamburg.de:8888 /Lebensreform/78   (1820 words)

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There are good reasons for thinking that this was Melchior Hoffmann.
We know also that no later than early 1528, Melchior Hoffman visited Luther at Wittenberg and that their interview was a decidedly unfriendly one.
Otherwise we must be prepared to accept a series of truly remarkable coincidences to account for all this.
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 MELCHIOR: Genealogy Queries
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 FWB Net - Wordbook   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Pilgram Marpeck's Vermanung of 1542 was deeply influenced by the Bekenntnisse of 1533 by Münster theologian Bernhard Rothmann.
The Hutterites used Melchior Hoffman's commentary on the Apocalypse shortly after he wrote it.
David Joris, a disciple of Hoffman, was the most important Anabaptist leader in the Netherlands before 1540.
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 M:\My Documents\MQRARCHI\oct99\dipple.HTM
Furthermore, if-as Weigelt claims-the full elucidation of Franck's Spiritualism and emphasis on the Inner Word came about as an extension of his criticism of existing churches, then his supposed attack on the biblicism of the Lutheran Reformation was just as much an attack on the biblicism of the Anabaptists.
As with Melchior Hoffman and Caspar Schwenkfeld, Sebastian Franck's thought matured and ripened in the hothouse of Strasbourg's dissident community.
This context also helps to explain the warm reception Melchior Hoffman received at his arrival in the imperial city a month later.
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 H-Net Review: Ellen Yutzy on Peter Riedemann: Konfessionbildendes Taeufertum im 16. Jahrhundert
In this biography of Peter Riedemann, an influential leader of the Hutterite movement, Andrea Chudaska's methodology is similar to that of Klaus Deppermann's biography of Melchior Hoffman.[1] She quotes Hans-Juergen Goertz's praise of that work, which "'set the standard for a biography that draws together aspects of intellectual and social history'" (p.
Both biographies tend strongly to the intellectual and are structured around the lives and texts of their central figures.
With its detailed analytical style and exhaustive treatment of Riedemann's theology and development as a Hutterite leader, this book should prove valuable for specialists of Anabaptist thought, and the more general sections will benefit those who want a clearer picture of Anabaptism's location in the religious landscape of the sixteenth century.
www.h-net.msu.edu /reviews/showrev.cgi?path=308161116962810   (1277 words)

 Another secert marrano [Archive] - OD Board
"Michael A. Hoffman II was educated at the State University of New York at Oswego.
Hoffman is probably consulting Baruch Spinoza Institute because he has often stated his intention to make Jews desert their own Talmudic religion - Spinoza was a famous apostate.
He actually claims descent from a 16th-century Anabaptist prophet Melchior Hoffman.
www.originaldissent.com /forums/archive/index.php/t-18802.html   (138 words)

 :: CLINTON GLOBAL INITIATIVE ::   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Rabbi Michael Melchior comes from Denmark where for seven generations his family has served as Chief Rabbis.
Rabbi Melchior helped to initiate the Alexandria Declaration in which the religious leaders in the Holy Land agreed to work toward peaceful resolution of conflicts.
Rabbi Melchior has forged partnerships with leading religious and political figures in the Muslim community to establish the Mosaica Center for interfaith dialogue in Israel.
www.clintonglobalinitiative.org /home.nsf/pt_speaker?Open&att=speak_melchior   (166 words)

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