Anabaptist History

General

The Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online
- an extensive collection of articles and texts
Amsterdam
- from Mennonite Encyclopedia
Anabaptism
- in depth look at Reformation-era Anabaptist history and theology
Anabaptism
Conversation
- responses to books and articles on Anabaptist
history

Anabaptism
in 16th Century Europe
- Church of the Brethren webpage -
helpful links at bottom of page

Anabaptist - Article on Anabaptist origins in Wikipedia (a free encyclopedia), including extensive links and references
Anabaptist/Mennonite
History
- Anabaptist history and contemporary Anabaptist
groups

The
Anabaptist Movement

Anabaptist
Origins
- Swiss Mennonite Cultural and Historical Association
- extract from The European History of the Swiss Mennonites from
Volhynia

The
Anabaptists
- summary of Anabaptism and description of main
beliefs - useful links at bottom of page
Bern
- from Mennonite Encyclopedia
The
Catholic and Protestant Reformations
- from Mennonite
Encyclopedia
The
Causes of the Early "Palatine" Emigrations
-
excerpted from Early Palatine Emigration, Walter Allen
Knittle, 1937
The
Character of the Anabaptists
- from A History of the Baptists, Volume I by John T. Christian
Charlie's
Heretics History Tour
- geographical and chronological
presentation of Amish, Cathars, Hussites, Hutterites, Jews,
Mennonites, Unitarians, & Waldensians
The
Counter-Cultural Nature of Discipleship
- House Church
Central website - Anabaptist history in context of contemporary House
Church theology

The
European Origin of the Church of the Brethren
- Anabaptist
origins, the rise of Pietism, and early Brethren leaders

The
German Palatinate
- from Mennonite Encyclopedia
Historical
Roots of Mennonites and Amish
- from Third Way Cafe
Hoover, Peter - The
Secret of the Strength: What Would the Anabaptists Tell This
Generation?
- Hoover's book online in its entirety- detailed
exploration of 16th century Anabaptist teachings and their
contemporary relevance
Mennonite
History

Old
World Background of the Pennsylvania Dutch
- excerpted
from Pennsylvania Dutch Cookery, J. George Frederick, 1935
Oxford
Hypertext Project for Baptist and Anabaptist Resources
-
collection of documents related to Baptist and Anabaptist history
The
Radical Reformation
- in depth study of the Radical
Reformation drawn from The Protestant Reformation by Scott
Dixon & Mark Greengrass
Radical
Reformation - Advanced Information
- descriptions of Swiss,
South German and Low Countries Anabaptism, as well as Spiritualists
and Evangelical Rationalists
The
Radicals of the Reformation
- Anabaptists, Spiritualists, and
Evangelical Rationalists

Thirty
Years War
- from Mennonite Encyclopedia
What
is Anabaptism?
- from Anabaptist Network website
Zurich
- from Mennonite Encyclopedia

Historical Figures and Events of the Radical Reformation

Balthasar
Hübmaier
- 1480-1528 - House Church Central website

Balthasar
Hübmaier
- quotes Hübmaier
on baptism, free will, religious liberty, and the sword

Charisma and History: The Case of Münster, Westphalia, 1534-1535 - an article from Essays in History
Church
and State in Conflict: Hubmaier confronts Catholics and Reformers

Felix
Manz
- c. 1498-1527
Hans
Denck
- 1495-1527
Jacob
Hutter
- d. 1536
Melchior
Hoffman
(c. 1495-1543) & the Melchiorites
Menno
Simons
- 1496-1561
Menno
Simons
- from Mennonite Historical Society of Canada
Menno
Simons Biography
- from Church of the Brethren website

Menno
Simons, Fugitive Leader
- from Christian History Institute
Menno
Simons
- from Victor Shepherd’s Heritage page
Menno
Simonsz Biography

Menno on the Net - A catalogue of web pages about Menno Simons
Michael
Sattler
- 1490-1527 - includes
account of Sattler's trial and execution from Martyrs Mirror

Michael
Sattler biography

Michael
Sattler, Anabaptist Martyr
- three extended excerpts on Michael Sattler including one from Mennonites In Europe by John Horsch
Münster Rebellion - an article in Wikipedia describing the Anabaptist uprising in Münster
Peter
Riedeman
- d. 1556
Radical Reformation, The - site includes brief descriptions and photos of the people, events, and locations relating to the Radical Reformation
Radical Reformation - article discussing the various groups and regions involved in the Radical Reformation
Radical Reformation: Resources - includes bibliography and links to other on-line resources

Spiritualists and Other Reformers

Caspar Schwenkfeld von Ossig -1489-1561 - links to resources on the influential radical reformer from the Schwenkfelder library
Reformation Theologians - Short biographies including Hübmaier, Marpeck, Müntzer, Zwingli, Menno
Ulrich Zwingli- 1481-1531 - information on key figure in the Swiss magisterial reformation

Primary Documents and Texts

1517-1525: The Beginnings of Anabaptism - excerpt from The Chronicle of the HutterianBrethren - 1665

The Dordrecht Confession of Faith - important Dutch Mennonite conference held at Dordrecht, Holland in 1632

A Foundation and Plain Instruction of the Saving Doctrine of Our Lord Jesus Christ - Menno Simons - 1539

Renunciation of the Church of Rome - Menno Simons - 1554

The Schleitheim Confession - 1527 - seminal Swiss Brethren statement of faith

Thirty-nine Articles of Religion, Church of England - 1563 - Article 38, 'Of Christian men's good which are not common', explicitly denounces Anabaptism

The Net of Faith - Precursor of the Moravian Brethren Peter Chelcicky's The Net of Faith, written in 1433

True Baptism Hans Hut - c. 1527

Martyrs Mirror

Anabaptist Martyrs History - photos and brief summaries of stories from the Martyrs Mirror

The Bloody Theater or Martyrs Mirror - selected stories from the Martyrs Mirror

Dirk Willems - well-known story of Anabaptist martyr

Martyrs Mirror Images - reproductions of all the Jan Luiken etchings from the 1685 edition

Martyrs Mirror of the Defenseless Christians - the entire Martyrs Mirror online

The Mirror of the Martyrs Exhibit - information about the Martyrs
Mirror traveling exhibit, with monthly martyr story