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Friedrich Thudichum (1831-1913): professor of law at the University of Tübingen. In his two-volume work, Die Deutsche Reformation 1517-1525 (Leipzig, 1907), he gives the Anabaptists a friendly and favorable testimony in these words: "With the most absolute confidence I state as my verdict: to the Brethren is due the credit of having defended in innumerable oppressions a Christianity which alone agrees with the teachings of Jesus and of being among those to whom we owe an enlightened interpretation of philosophy, ethics, and theology, with whose aid in the course of the centuries a humane legislation, nobler international law, and a better organization of the Protestant church has everywhere been achieved" (Vol. II, p. 161). Thudichum was one of the few pupils of Ludwig Keller among German scholars, unique among his fellows, and was ridiculed by the guild.


Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon. 4 v. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967: v. IV.

Author(s) Christian Neff
Eberhard Teufel
Date Published 1959

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Neff, Christian and Eberhard Teufel. (1959). Thudichum, Friedrich (1831-1913). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 29 November 2015, from,_Friedrich_(1831-1913)&oldid=78155.

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