John Horsch’s biography of Menno Simons provides an important history of the Anabaptists and early Mennonites, focusing on Menno Simons’ life and works. Menno Simons: His Life, Labors, and Teachings is full of biographical information about many of Simons’ contemporaries and gives a unique perspective of the Reformation. Horsch also provides an Anabaptist dictionary of key people, places, and doctrines as well as an abbreviated time-line of Menno Simons’ various points of doctrine and practice.
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It is of value to have in English a really authoritative life of the great Dutch radical of the Reformation. We are so accustomed to hear only of Luther, Zwingli, and Calvin, that we frequently forget that there was a large part of the Reformation movement bitterly hostile to the so-called ’orthodox’ reformers. For Menno Simons and his many followers, Luther and his confreres were hardly better than the Pope with his Cardinals.
—Anglican Theological Review
The Historical value of the book is very considerable, the author’s diligence is exemplary, and a quantity of material has been brought together from various sources that has never before been printed in English.
—The American Historical Review