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Reformers in the WingsFrom Geiler von Kaysersberg to Theodore Beza$
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David C. Steinmetz

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780195130485

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0195130480.001.0001

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Pilgram Marpeck (1495?–1556)

Pilgram Marpeck (1495?–1556)

The Church and the Old Testament

(p.153) 20 Pilgram Marpeck (1495?–1556)
Reformers in the Wings

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Pilgram Marpeck was a civil engineer and an Anabaptist leader, who stressed the discontinuity between the Old Testament and the New in his theology. He argued that the Old Testament belongs to yesterday – a yesterday marked by violence, polygamy, and the circumcision of infants – while the New Testament belongs to today – a today marked by nonviolence, monogamy, and the baptism of believing adults. He believed that the interpretation of Scripture must be a communal activity in which the exegesis of any individual member is subject to the judgment of the community as a whole.

Keywords:   baptism, Marpeck, New Testament, Old Testament, Scripture, today, yesterday

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