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Anabaptism

  • Christopher MartinuzziEmail author
  • Emese Bálint
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-02848-4_992-1

Abstract

The term Anabaptism refers to the Christian movement that emerged in sixteenth-century Europe as a consequence of, and in parallel to, the Reformation. Originally, the name was used by the opponents of the movement because it disapproved of infant baptism and practiced baptism on believing adults. The German term “Wiedertäufer” was later changed to “Täufer” (Baptist), while in the English language scholarship, the term “Anabaptist” was kept because “Baptist” refers to an entirely different entity.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.History DepartmentDePaul UniversityChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Department of History and CivilizationEuropean University InstituteFlorenceItaly

Section editors and affiliations

  • Anna Laura Puliafito
    • 1
  1. 1.Universität BaselBaselSwitzerland