It was anabaptism of the original type and conducted on the old theologico-ethical lines.
I do not propose to trace his evolution from anabaptism to Agnosticism.
It was in the year 1526 that anabaptism first made its appearance in Strassburg.
It was not so much positive doctrines as an attitude of mind that was the ruling spirit in anabaptism and like movements.
Those who condemn the profession or art of soldiery, said Sir James Turner, smell rank of anabaptism and quakery.
For the first few years of its existence anabaptism remained true to its original theologico-ethical principles.
anabaptism was such a complicated movement that it presents peculiar difficulties.
Meanwhile the new anabaptism spread and fermented along the Rhine, and especially in Holland.
They cast upon him these reproaches, as is said, because he had fallen under suspicion of anabaptism.
The government put down anabaptism, as a modern government might stamp out Anarchism.
1530s, "one who baptizes over again," from Modern Latin anabaptista, from Latin anabaptismus "second baptism" (used in literal sense from 4c.; see anabaptism).
Originally in English in reference to sect that practiced adult baptism and arose in Germany 1521. Probably so called because, as a new faith, they baptized converts who already had been baptized (as infants) in the older Christian churches. Modern branches only baptize once (adults) and do not actively seek converts. The name also was applied, usually opprobriously, to Baptists, perhaps due to the multiple immersions of their baptisms.