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Separate and Unequal

January 13, 2013

“Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between man and his God… I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should ‘make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,’ thus building a wall of separation between church and State.” Thomas Jefferson’s almost infamous statement of support for the ‘establishment clause’ of the United States Constitution is perhaps the most frequently cited by opponents of laws which are primarily religious in motivation. 1,584 more words

Humanities

Should Anabaptists Re-baptize Today?

Anabaptist literally means to re-baptize. This was a nickname given to a group of radical reformers in the 16th century. A denomination or two has sprung from this movement. 518 more words

Austin Friars (City of London)

In 1540, Münster-born merchant and spiritualist Hendrik Niclaes established the religious sect/community of ‘Huis der Liefde’ (Familia Charitas, Haus der Liebe, Family of Love) in Amsterdam and Emden. 199 more words

Germany

Austin Friars (City of London)

After the Anabaptist riot in Amsterdam in May 1535, Antwerp-born theologian and scholar Gualter Delenus , the very first professor of Hebrew in the city, was forced to flee to London in a time that English authorities were engaged in a major effort to harass Anabaptist refugees. 104 more words

Dutch

#33. A Gentle Nonconformity

I am honoured to host a blog by Esther Epp-Tiessen, Public Engagement Coordinator for the MCC Ottawa Office, which was originally posted on the Ottawa Office’s blog. 868 more words

Scot McKnight and the Anabaptist Kingdom?

The more I run across Scot McKnight’s writings I see the primitive or radix spirit of the Anabaptists becoming more evident with time. I find it amusing that an Anglican thinks and behaves in a fashion more akin to Anabaptism than many today that choose to carry that designation. 879 more words

Anabaptism

(Fixed Link) New Christian Century Post : Navigating the waters of post-Christendom visions

“for, between the Christianity of this land, and the Christianity of Christ, I recognize the widest, possible difference—so wide that to receive the one as good, pure, and holy, is of necessity to reject the other as bad, corrupt, and wicked.” (Frederick Douglass, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass)

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