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Week One

From the Early Church to the eve of the Reformation.

(Day 1) Welcome [Click to View]


Part 1 of a 5 week course on Anabaptist History. This day was mainly an introduction.

(day 2) The Early Church [Click to View]


This is the second part of the Anabaptist history series. In this video I focus on the ethos of the early Church. iI believe that the focus of the early Church was a non-compromising focus of Jesus Christ.

(Day 3) Early Church Problems and Constantine [Click to View]


A look at the spirit and ethos of the early Christians before Constantine. This is the second part of the Anabaptist history series. In this video I focus on the ethos of the early Church. I believe that the focus of the early Church was a non-compromising dedication to the person and message of Jesus Christ.

(Day 4) The Church Councils and The Pilgrim Church [Click to View]


The message was the 4th in a 5 week series on Anabaptist history. In this message a brief introduction to the church councils are given. During this section it is suggested that the church lost their focus. After the councils a brief introduction to the Pilgrim Church is given. The Waldensians and the Albigensians are looked at in slightly greater detail as well as Peter Chelcicky and the Czech Brethren.

(Day 5) Erasmus, Luther and The Radical Reformation [Click to View]


This is day 5 of a 5 week series on Anabaptist history. In this message a few more pre-reformation groups are briefly looked at which include the Beguines and Beghards and the Brethren of the Common Life. Following this a closer look at Erasmus and his influence on the Reformation. Martin Luther's conversion and later writings are also reviewed. Finally the early Radical Reformation is briefly reviewed including Thomas M√ľntzer, Andreas Karlstadt and the German Peasants' War.


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