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Balthasar Hübmaier: The Leader of the Anabaptists

by Vedder, Henry C.

G. P. Putnam’s Sons, Knickerbocker Press 1905

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Overview

A popular pulpiter in his day, Balthasar Hübmaier is an important figure of the Reformation that has been largely forgotten. Henry C. Vedder provides a history of Balthasar Hübmaier and analyzes his works. An extensive bibliography and over 20 illustrations are included.

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Key Features

  • Explores the life of Balthasar Hübmaier and his role in the Reformation
  • Analyzes Balthasar Hübmaier’s works in ministry and his contribution to Anabaptist history
  • Includes an extensive bibliography with over 20 illustrations

Contents

  • The Anabaptists and the Reformation
  • The Years of Preparation
  • Hübmaier an Evangelical Reformer
  • Hübmaier Becomes an Anabaptist
  • Hübmaier at Nikolsburg
  • The Teachings of Hübmaier
  • Hübmaier the Martyr
  • The Suppression of the Moravian Anabaptists
  • “On the Sword”

Praise for the Print Edition

Professor Vedder has written an interesting biography of Hübmaier, and given a scholarly account of this reformer’s writings.

Review of Theology and Philosophy

These ‘Anabaptists’ were the advance-guard of the Reformation—those in which the formative principles of evangelical religion found their purest expression; and their leaders were at least the peers of those whose names have come down to us clothed with more glory merely because the accidents of the time gave them more success. A carefully written and instructive volume.

The Princeton Theological Review

The illustrations are well executed, and the biography is written with judgment and good taste.

New York Observer

One needs to make a special study of this much-despised and slandered sect to form any conception of the importance of their influence, the heroism and, in many cases, sanctliness of their lives, and the atrocity of the treatment they received at the hands of the Catholics and Protestants. The volume is an exhaustive treatment of its subject, and an important contribution to history.

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Product Details

  • Title: Balthasar Hübmaier: The Leader of the Anabaptists
  • Author: Henry C. Vedder
  • Publisher: G. P. Putnam’s Sons
  • Publication Date: 1905
  • Pages: 333

About Henry C. Vedder

Henry C. Vedder (1853–1935) was educated at the University of Rochester and Rochester Theological Seminary and was a professor of church history at Crozer Theological Seminary. Vedder also served as an editor for The Examiner, Baptist Quarterly Review, and the Chester Times. His numerous works include A Short History of the Baptists, Christian Epoch Makers, Socialism and the Ethics of Jesus, and The Gospel of Jesus and the Problems of Democracy.