Anabaptists originate during the reformation in the 16th century and, for many, are an interesting sidenote in the history of the church. They were not Catholic and not part of the state-sponsored reforms of the Protestants and so were persecuted on two fronts.
But that is not the whole story. Anabaptists still play an important part in the Christianity of today and the community is alive and well throughout the world. Below are five introductions to Anabaptist thought.