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Baptism, Brotherhood, and Belief in Reformation Germany
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Baptism, Brotherhood, and Belief in Reformation Germany: Anabaptism and Lutheranism, 1525–1585

Kat Hill

Abstract

When Martin Luther mounted his challenge to the Catholic Church, reform stimulated a range of responses, including radical solutions such as those proposed by theologians of the Anabaptist movement. But how did ordinary Anabaptists, men and women, grapple with the theological and emotional challenges of the Lutheran Reformation? Anabaptism developed along unique lines in the Lutheran heartlands in central Germany. Here, the movement was made up of scattered groups and did not centre on charismatic leaders as it did elsewhere; ideas were spread more often by word of mouth than by print; and man ... More

Keywords: Anabaptism, Lutheranism, religious identity, baptism, radicalism, orthodoxy, brotherhood, Eucharist

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198733546
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198733546.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kat Hill, author
Lecturer in Early Modern History, University of East Anglia