The Reformation and Friends: Hans Denck

Stuart Masters writes about Hans Denck and the influence of Anabaptist ideas on Quakerism

We tend to assume that Quakerism is a unique faith tradition. George Fox gives the impression that his insights were formed entirely by divine revelation. However, the evidence suggests that Quaker peculiarities existed in other Christian groups. In particular, the spiritualist wing of the Anabaptist movement that emerged during the Radical Reformation adopted a faith that was very similar to that of early Friends.

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