Stories from Martyrs' Mirror
Martyrs' Mirror, originally written in 1660, is a very old and significant book for Anabaptist Christians. This book was an attempt to collect together all faithful and holy Christian Martyrs who have died for Christian faith and ideals throughout 17 centuries, their names and what has remained of their life-stories and views and teachings...What follows below is not the complete original Book of

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This is the long and detailed biography of Menno Simons (1496-1561), the most prominent Anabaptist Christian leader and teacher in Netherlands and North German states

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 (


The Amish division was the most serious and the only major schism which occurred in the South German Anabaptist-Mennonite groups, when a considerable minority under the

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Conrad Grebel (1498-1526)

Conrad Grebel (ca. 1498-1526), can be considered the chief founder of Swiss-South German Anabaptism. He is historically very significant, for without him Anabaptism in its historical form would probably never have come into existence and he represents original Anabaptism in the

Felix Manz Anabaptism

Felix Manz, one of the founders and first martyr of the original Swiss Brethren congregation in Z├╝rich, Switzerland, was born about 1498. On 21 January Swiss Anabaptists performed the rite of adult baptism and held a communion service among themselves, thereby making their break

Schleitheim Confession

The Schleitheim Confession was the most representative statement of Anabaptist principles, endorsed unanimously by a meeting of Swiss Anabaptists in 1527 in Schleitheim (Switzerland). The Confession consisted of seven articles, written during a time of severe persecution. The

The Anabaptist Vision

Those who unite with them will be received into their church by rebaptism and repentance and newness of life. They henceforth lead their lives under a semblance of a quite spiritual conduct: They denounce covetousness, pride, profanity, the lewd conversation and immorality of

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