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Radical Evangelical Christians

1. The Baptists (originally, German Täufer) base their lives radically on the Bible, refusing all compromise; consequently, they refuse military duty. Unlike other churches, they practice only adult baptism. Their origins lie in sixteenth-century Central Europe. At the beginning of the seventeenth …

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Weber, Jürgen, “Baptists”, in: The Brill Dictionary of Religion, Edited by Kocku von Stuckrad. Consulted online on 19 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004124332, 20051223

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