The Waldensians (also known as the Waldenses or Vaudois) are a sect of Christians from the Piedmont Valley whose origins are still debated. Some believe they formed in the Middle Ages, following a street merchant and preacher named Peter Waldo around the year 1170. Others claim that Waldensian Church history can be traced back to the Apostles. What is known for sure is that their religious practices and beliefs preceded, and mirrored, those of the Protestant Reformation of the sixteenth century. But at the heart of Waldensian history is the story of their survival through centuries of persecution and martyrdom.
The Waldensian Church History Collection brings together 14 works that cover the history of the Waldenses, from the origin of their movement, to biographical portraits of their leaders and martyrs, to accounts of their brutal persecution and unlikely survival, to the triumphant time in the nineteenth century when they could continue their missionary work out of hiding. Several of these works are written by pastors and members of the Waldensian Church, and many contain religious tracts and letters that date back to the twelfth century. Christians from all walks of life will be inspired by these devoted followers of Christ who never wavered in their faith, even while facing certain danger.
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The history of the Vaudois is one of those striking episodes in the history of mankind which cannot be written too often, nor studied from too many points of view.