Kaspar Von Greyerz and Thomas Dunlap

in Religion and Culture in Early Modern Europe, 1500–1800

Published in print November 2007 | ISBN: 9780195327656
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199851478 | DOI:

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The chapter discusses some of the representative church movements of the early modern period with two remarks about the concepts of “church” and “sect.” The history of the Anabaptist movement is studied in part in this section. The Baptists evolved into a broader separatist movement and the Quakers proved to be the most serious competitor in the years of upheaval. There were smaller communities of Separatists early in the seventeenth century which had grown out of a serious effort to renew and reform the ecclesiastical and religious life of their time.

Keywords: church; sect; Anabaptist; Baptists; Quakers; Separatists

Chapter.  11799 words. 

Subjects: Christianity

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