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Georg Steiger (born 1814), came to the [[Emmental (Switzerland)|Emmental, Switzerland]], in early 1835 as an adherent of the revivalistic [[Fröhlich, Samuel Heinrich (1803-1857)|Samuel Fröhlich]]. Steiger was very active among the Emmental Mennonites, who were at this time divided by the work of Fröhlich in 1832. Both Fröhlich and Steiger emphasized [[Baptism|baptism]] by [[Immersion|immersion]], Steiger saying that "all are spiritually dead as long as they are not baptized by immersion." Among others he rebaptized Christian Baumgartner and Christian Gerber, both preachers of the [[Langnau im Emmental (Kanton Bern, Switzerland)|Langnau]] Mennonite Church. Steiger worked among the Mennonites and also the Reformed, forming the [[Neutäufer (Gemeinschaft Evangelisch Taufgesinnter)|Neutäufer]] movement.
 
Georg Steiger (born 1814), came to the [[Emmental (Switzerland)|Emmental, Switzerland]], in early 1835 as an adherent of the revivalistic [[Fröhlich, Samuel Heinrich (1803-1857)|Samuel Fröhlich]]. Steiger was very active among the Emmental Mennonites, who were at this time divided by the work of Fröhlich in 1832. Both Fröhlich and Steiger emphasized [[Baptism|baptism]] by [[Immersion|immersion]], Steiger saying that "all are spiritually dead as long as they are not baptized by immersion." Among others he rebaptized Christian Baumgartner and Christian Gerber, both preachers of the [[Langnau im Emmental (Kanton Bern, Switzerland)|Langnau]] Mennonite Church. Steiger worked among the Mennonites and also the Reformed, forming the [[Neutäufer (Gemeinschaft Evangelisch Taufgesinnter)|Neutäufer]] movement.
 
 
 
= Bibliography =
 
= Bibliography =
 
Geiser, S. <em>Die Taufgesinnten-Gemeinden</em> Karlsruhe, 1932: 467 f.
 
Geiser, S. <em>Die Taufgesinnten-Gemeinden</em> Karlsruhe, 1932: 467 f.
  
 
Gratz, Delbert L. <em>Bernese Anabaptists.</em> Scottdale: Herald Press, 1955: 115.
 
Gratz, Delbert L. <em>Bernese Anabaptists.</em> Scottdale: Herald Press, 1955: 115.
 
 
 
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Georg Steiger (born 1814), came to the Emmental, Switzerland, in early 1835 as an adherent of the revivalistic Samuel Fröhlich. Steiger was very active among the Emmental Mennonites, who were at this time divided by the work of Fröhlich in 1832. Both Fröhlich and Steiger emphasized baptism by immersion, Steiger saying that "all are spiritually dead as long as they are not baptized by immersion." Among others he rebaptized Christian Baumgartner and Christian Gerber, both preachers of the Langnau Mennonite Church. Steiger worked among the Mennonites and also the Reformed, forming the Neutäufer movement.

Bibliography

Geiser, S. Die Taufgesinnten-Gemeinden Karlsruhe, 1932: 467 f.

Gratz, Delbert L. Bernese Anabaptists. Scottdale: Herald Press, 1955: 115.


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959


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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Steiger, Georg (b. 1814)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 28 Aug 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Steiger,_Georg_(b._1814)&oldid=85307.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1959). Steiger, Georg (b. 1814). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 28 August 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Steiger,_Georg_(b._1814)&oldid=85307.




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