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Mennonites
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[German Version]

I. Historical Roots – II. Spread – III. Denominational Features and Theology – IV. Organizations

The Mennonites trace their roots to the Anabaptist movements in the early years of the Reformation; in the second half of the 16th century, they became the first Protestant free church on European soil. Since that time, their congregations – under various names – have grown to form a denomination with some 1.2 mill…

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Goertz, Hans-Jürgen, “Mennonites”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 19 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_13919>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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