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The Radical Reformation

Instructor: James Korthals

The term radical reformers usually refers to those individuals and groups who rejected both Roman Catholic tradition and the Protestant alternatives to it, in the name of what they considered true or apostolic Christianity. Their concept was a free voluntary church made up of repentant and baptized adults. Their rejection of infant baptism and their refusal to take oaths, pay taxes, or serve as soldiers were interpreted as extremely rebellious and seditious in the sixteenth century. Many groups adopted a community of goods and property. In addition to studying their history, we shall read and discuss the confessional writings of these groups, including the Anabaptists, Enthusiasts, Spiritualists, and Anti-Trinitarians.

Area of Study: Church History
Tuition: $400
Course Number: CH5035
Course Credits: 1.0
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