Spirit Dimension Homepage
Book: The Anabaptist Story: An Introduction to ... William Roscoe Estep. Christianity - Protestantism Books. Bookstore: spiritual growth, personal development, psyhology, mind, body, spirit, art, self-help.
  Book Store of Spirit Dimension
 Subject Index / Christianity - Protestantism

The Anabaptist Story: An Introduction to Sixteenth-Century Anabaptism

by William Roscoe Estep

Buy the book: William Roscoe Estep. The Anabaptist Story: An Introduction to Sixteenth-Century Anabaptism

Release Date: January, 1996

Edition: Paperback

Price:

More Info

Buy the book: William Roscoe Estep. The Anabaptist Story: An Introduction to Sixteenth-Century Anabaptism


A good tribute to the unsung heroes of the reformation

I read this book for an Anabaptist history class at a denominational school with direct lineage to the Anabapist movement. I myself did not grow up in this tradition, but have grown to love many aspects of it. This book has surely contributed to this. Estep does a great of job cutting out the fluff and writing a straight forward book on the movement. I particularly liked the last section of the book which focused on the probable Anabaptist connection to the Baptists. Since my theology leans more towards Baptist thinking, particularly the Reformed variety, this was most interesting to me. I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn more about the Anabaptist movement and its contributions to modern Christianity.

From Amazon.com



Good historical review of the early Anabaptists.

Gives the historical background, foundation, and progress of the "re-baptizers" as their critics called them. The ministries of the early Anabaptist leaders are followed in detail in both Switzerland, Germany, and Holland. After a historical review of each leader's influence on the movement, the latter half of the book provides a detailed examination of these leaders' positions on matters of doctrine such as infant baptism, the trinity, pacifism, the swearing of oaths, the ban, and civil authority.

Perhaps the most interesting sections of this book relates to the ongoing and violent persecutions which befell the early Anabaptists. Not only the dominant Catholic hierarch but their fellow Reformers made martyrs out of the early Anabaptists. The arguments and misrepresentations made against the Anabaptists by their Catholic and Protestant tormentors helps to define what these people did, in fact, believe in.

A great book for understanding where the Mennonites, Hutterites, and other Anabaptists came from.

From Amazon.com


Directory
Teachings, Traditions
Advaita
Buddhism
Feng Shui
Martial Arts
Sufism
Taoism
Toltec Teachings
Transpersonal Psychology
Yoga
Zen

Personalities
George Gurdjieff
Jiddu Krishnamurti
Osho

Art, Culture
Art
Magical Music
Tea Culture

Stores
Books
Music
Video, DVD

Copyright © 2002-2003
spiritdimension.com
Privacy Policy | Contact Us