The Anabaptist Story: An Introduction to Sixteenth-century Anabaptism (Google eBook)

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 1996 - Religion - 332 pages
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"Four hundred seventy years ago the Anabaptist movement was launched with the inauguration of believers' baptism and the formation of the first congregation of the Swiss Brethren in Zurich, Switzerland. This standard introduction to the history of Anabaptism by noted church historian William R. Estep offers a vivid chronicle of the rise and spread of the teachings and heritage of this vigorous, important stream in Christianity." "In this third edition, The Anabaptist Story has been substantially revised and enlarged to take into account the numerous Anabaptist sources that have come to light in the last half-century as well as the significant number of monographs and other scholarly research on Anabaptist themes that have recently appeared. In interacting with these materials, Estep challenges a number of assumptions held by contemporary historians of sixteenth-century Anabaptism and offers fresh insights into the historical movement to which we owe the notion of religious liberty that prevails today."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Birth of Anabaptism
9
Meteors against the Night
29
A Superlative Witness
57
Truth Is Immortal
77
From Zollikon to Augsburg
107
Of Moravia and the Community of Goods
127
Menno Simons and Dutch Anabaptism
151
Anabaptism and Reformation Theology
177
Baptism and Discipleship
201
Church and State
237
Across the Seas and through the Years
267
Bibliography
307
Index
321
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Estep teaches church history at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas.

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