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The Schleitheim Confession


Herald Press 1977

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In the historic meeting held in 1527 in Schleitheim, Switzerland, an ad hoc group of Anabaptists worked through fundamental disagreements and emerged with a consensus on seven points of faith that became known as the Schleitheim Confession. This edition, translated and edited by John Howard Yoder, includes an introduction by Leonard Gross.

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Key Features

  • Contains Yoder’s own translation of the Schleitheim Confession
  • Includes notes on the translation and a list of related literature for further study

Praise for the Print Edition

The recovery of The Anabaptist Vision in the 20th century has refocused attention on the significance of The Schleitheim Confession (1527), the oldest Anabaptist confession.

—Howard John Loewen, dean of the school of theology and professor of theology and ethics, Fuller Theological Seminary

The Schleitheim Confession became a powerful testimony that peace as a way of life is the only option for those attempting to live faithfully as a people of God.

—Leonard Gross

Product Details

  • Title: The Schleitheim Confession
  • Editor: John Howard Yoder
  • Translator: John Howard Yoder
  • Publisher: Herald Press
  • Publication Date: 1977
  • Pages: 32

About John Howard Yoder

John Howard Yoder (1927–1997) taught ethics and theology at Notre Dame University and Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary. He received his doctorate from the University of Basel, Switzerland, and was a member of the Mennonite Church in Elkhart, Indiana. Widely sought around the world as a theological educator, ethicist, and interpreter of biblical pacifism, he is best known for writing The Politics of Jesus.

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