Anabaptist Christianity: Mennonites, Huterians, Amish

Mennonite Theology

Mennonites have frequently viewed "theology" with suspicion and distrust: Their emphasis on the importance of discipleship and ethics most likely contributed significantly to Anabaptist and Mennonite suspicions of theology since the 16th century as they found it in the Roman Catholic tradition and the emerging Protestant groups. To some degree their distrust of theology was also conditioned by their experience of persecution and theological justification...

Menno Simons | biography

Menno Simons (1496-1561) was the most outstanding Anabaptist Christian leader of the Low Countries during the 16th century. His followers became known as Mennonites (Mennisten). His significance lies in the fact that he assumed the responsibilities of leadership at the crucial moment of the movement when it was in danger of losing its original identity under the influence of chiliastic and revolutionary leaders who succeeded...

What is an Anabaptist Christian?

People in many parts of the world have become disillusioned with institutional, politically-compromised forms of Christianity. And as this occurs, there is increased interest in learning more about Anabaptism traditions that have called for a radical return to New Testament faith. In this article, Palmer Becker, a lifelong Mennonite pastor and educator, summarize Anabaptist understandings , namely that: (1) Jesus is the centre of our...