5 thoughts on “Core Beliefs and Practices of the 16th Century Anabaptists

  1. John Howard Yoder, as a young historian, argued that only the Anabaptist groups that survived should be considered true Anabaptists. Or something like that. Unlike the leaders of the surviving groups, Muntzer and Hubmaier may not have shared all the distinctives you mentioned, but they left no followers behind, so modern wannabes shouldn’t consider them (or themselves…) Anabaptists.

    • Can you provide a source and if that is the case I somewhat agree with Yoder. “Anabaptist” has become a catch-all name when that should not be the case. You might want to see this post.

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