Sources of South German/Austrian Anabaptism
Snyder, C Arnold
• ISBN: 1894710150
The South German/Austrian Anapatist branch of the Anabaptist family was unique for its mystical origins and spiritualist emphases, its early fascination with the End Times, and for the communal forms of Anabaptism that evolved from these beginnings. From influential pre-Anabaptist writings by Jorg Haugk von Juchsen and Hans Hergott, through the earliest Anabaptist writings of Hans Hut and the confessions of Anbrosius Spittelmaier in the 1520s, to the experiences of the Hutterite missionary Hans Schmidt in 1590, this book offers a wide spectrum of newly-translated sources that shed much-needed light on this part of the Anabaptist world. The collection includes not only testimonies of Anabaptist leaders, but also writings by Protestant clerics, as well as testimonies and hymns from South German/Austrian Anabaptist women such as Katharina Hutter and Helena von Freyberg.