catabaptist


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catabaptist

an opponent of baptism.
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The first reference to "Anabaptists" in Calvin's writings can be found in a handwritten first draft of his Psychopannychia (1534), which disputes the "Anabaptist" teaching on the "sleep of the soul" following death.(16) However, this "apprentice work" by Calvin was not actually a text about the Anabaptists, since he mentions them (anabaptistae; catabaptist) only three times, and then only in passing.(17)
(44) The basic context that gives rise to discussion of the issue in the early modern era is the challenge to the validity of the oath by various parties of the so-called radical Reformation, movements dubbed "Anabaptist or "Catabaptist by their adversaries.
(45.) Zwingli, "Refutation of the Tricks of the Catabaptists," Zwingli: Selected Works (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania, 1901), 251.