David Joris and Dutch Anabaptism, 1524-1543

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Wilfrid Laurier University Press, Nov 28, 1990 - Religion - 247 pages
Waite's biography of Joris concentrates on his career as a DutchAnabaptist instead of his later, better-known activity as a Spiritualistin Basel. Waite argues convincingly that, from 1536 to 1539, Joris wasthe most influential Anabaptist leader in the Netherlands. Adopting amiddle path between the revolutionary chiliasm of the M?nsterAnabaptist kingdom and the radical separatism of Menno Simons and hisflock, Joris sought to unite the splintered Melchiorite movement underhis leadership. However, as Waite notes, history has been unkind to Joris: largelyignored by historians (the last book-length.

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About the author (1990)

Gary Waite is a professor of history at the University of New Brunswick and holds his doctorate from the University of Waterloo. He is the author of several books, including Reformers on Stage: The Popular Drama and Religious Propaganda in the Low Countries of Charles V, 1515–1556 (2000), Heresy, Magic, and Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe (2003), and Eradicating the Devil’s Minions: Anabaptists and Witches in Reformation Europe (2007). David Joris and Dutch Anabaptism is his first book. He has also published a variety of articles.

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