Hutscher, Ulrich (16th century)

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Ulrich Hutscher, an Anabaptist from Tieff near Windsheim in Lower Franconia, Germany, was arrested early in April 1531 and taken to the mountain castle Hoheneck, together with the wife of Julius Lober. Lober himself shortly met the same fate. On 16 April the prisoners were cross-examined by several priests. Hutscher confessed that two years previously the wife of Georg of Passau had been baptized in Tuchscherer's house at Windsheim. Asked why he had forsaken the pure doctrine he replied: May God forbid that he forsake the pure true doctrine of Christ. He had just entered the pure doctrine of Christ, and he was surprised that they wanted him to abandon it, for faith is the gift of God. Georg of Passau had taught him to forsake sin and to live a true Christian life. He had repented and then been baptized on confession of his faith. Formerly he had been deep in sin, but now he stood in God's grace. In November the prisoners were still in prison. The outcome of the trial is not known.


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Wiswedel, Wilhelm. Bilder and Führergestalten aus dem Täufertum. Kassel: J.G. Oncken Verlag, 1928-1952: II, 34-36.

Author(s) Wilhelm Wiswedel
Date Published 1956

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