REL 1350 Anabaptists 2013 - Radical Reformation:...

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Radical Reformation: Anabaptists(REL 1350 Weaver)Early HistoryOrigins in Ulrich Zwingli’s ReformConrad Grebel, Felix Manz become followers of Zwingli, the reformer fromZurichGrebel, Manz wanted denunciation of infant baptism.Zwingli called a falseprophet, compromiser of the Word.Jan. 25, 1525: Grebel performs believer’s baptism upon George Blaurock.Swiss Brethren formedopponents called them the Anabaptists (_________)Desired total restoration of New Testament ChristianitySevere persecution-death imposed by Protestants and Catholics.Opponents considered refusal to baptize infants to be child abuse andbreaking of social bonds________ was the third baptismBeliefs: Michael Sattler and the Schleitheim Confession (1527)Believer’s baptism (pouring)Infant baptism rejectedAnabaptists (and then the Baptists) will add:Infants are innocent/saved if they dieTaught age of moral discretion (age of accountability)Believer’s Church:Believer’s Baptism the cornerstone to proper ecclesiology

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Term
Fall
Professor
Holleyman
Tags
Infant Baptism, Pacifism, Anabaptist, believer s baptism, Peace Church Tradition

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