Anabaptists: Recommended Resources

by the Editors

Where to find more about the Anabaptists and their descendants.

[Christian History originally published this article in Christian History Issue 5 in 1985 ]

Early Anabaptist Writings

Walter Klaassen, ed., Anabaptism in Outline (Herald Press, Scottdale, PA, 1981).

Thieleman J. van Braght, Martyrs’ Mirror (Herald Press, Scottdale, PA, 1977).

George H. Williams and Angel M. Mergal, ed., Spiritual and Anabaptist Writers (The Library of Christian Classics; The Westminster Press, Philadelphia, PA, 1957).

General History, Biography, and Mennonite Belief

Cornelius J. Dyck, An Introduction to Mennonite History (Herald Press, Scottdale, PA, 1967).

William R. Estep, The Anabaptist Story (William B. Erdmans Publishing Company, Grand Rapids, MI, 1975).

Mennonite Encyclopedia , 4 vols. (Mennonite Brethren Publishing House, Hillsboro, KS, Mennonite Publication Office, Newton, KS, Mennonite Publishing House, Scottdale, PA, 155–59).

Hans-Jurgen Goertz, Profiles of Radical Reformers (Herald Press, Scottdale, PA, 1982).

Paul M. Lederach, A Third Way (Herald Press, Scottdale, PA, 1980).

John Allen Moore, Anabaptist Portraits (Herald Press, Scottdale, PA, 1984).

Scholarly Analysis

Harold S. Bender, "The Anabaptist Vision" in Mennonite Quarterly Review (1944, pp.67–88); reprinted (Herald Press, Scottdale, PA, 1975).

Walter Klaassen, Anabaptism: Neither Catholic nor Protestant (Conrad Press, Waterloo, ON, Canada, 1973).

Franklin H. Littell, The Anabaptist View of the Church (Studies in Church History; American Society of Church History, 1952); reprinted as The Sectarian Origins of Protestantism (The Macmillan Co., New York, 1964).

George H. Williams, The Radical Reformation (The Westminster Press, Philadelphia, PA, 1962).

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