A general discussion of this theme will be found in the article Juridical Procedures. The article Mandates gives further information and contains a fairly exhaustive list of decrees against the Anabaptists including prescription of punishments. The articles on Luther and Melanchthon discuss the changing attitudes of these leading Reformers toward punishment of the Anabaptists. The articles on the individual rulers of the various states which took legal action against the Anabaptists give detailed information on the legal measures taken. See also the article Persecution in the Supplement, and the article "Bestrafung der Täufer" in ML v. I, pp. 201-9. The article Punishment of the Anabaptists in the Low Countries treats the punishment of Anbaptists in one area, the Low Countries.
|Author(s)||Harold S Bender|
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Bender, Harold S. "Punishment of the Anabaptists." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 10 Mar 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Punishment_of_the_Anabaptists&oldid=84237.
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