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I. General Considerations – II. Swiss Anabaptists – III. Middle and Upper German Anabaptists – IV. Lower German and Dutch Anabaptists

I. General Considerations

The Anabaptist movements were a product of the Reformation awakening and the turmoil of the Peasants' War around 1525 in Germany. They adopted universal Reformation concepts such as sola scriptura, sola gratia, and the universal priesthood, and co…

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Goertz, Hans-Jürgen, “Anabaptists”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 16 October 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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