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Jörg Trelenberg

Luther und die Bestrafung der Täufer

Rubrik: Articles
Jahrgang 110 (2013) / Heft 1, S. 22-49 (28)
Publiziert 09.07.2018
DOI 10.1628/004435413X13606666522229
Veröffentlicht auf Englisch.
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Luther's attitude towards the punishment of the Anabaptists was marked by significant fluctuations. Lenient sentences were accompanied by harsher statements. These how ever can be attributed to different temporal phases usually triggered by distinctive historic events. In retrospect, the Wittenberg reformer was also partly to blame for the violent suppression of 16th century Anabaptism.