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Great look at the noble Anabaptists!,
This review is from: Anabaptist Portraits (Paperback)
This book was a Godsend to me when I found a copy back at Bible College. So much of what is available on the Anabaptist movement during the Reformation is hopelessly biased from the Reformed P.O.V.. This book, however, is not only partial to its subjects, but is immensely readable and altogether inspiring. These men (and women, too) were so bold in their imitation of New Testament Christianity they were slaughtered by Catholics and statist Protestants alike.
All of these portraits are useful and informative. The story of Michael and Margaritha Sattler DEFINES Christian courage. (If you EVER get the chance, see an independent English film about them called THE RADICALS-- one of the finest Christian films ever produced.) The section devoted to Balthasar Hubmaier is worth WHATEVER you pay for this book. Hubmaier was called by William Cathcart "the greatest man of Reformation times." I am inclined to agree.