Schlegel, Adam (16th century)

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Adam Schlegel (Schlögl), early Anabaptist of unknown origin (Bavarian, Swabian?). In 1528 he joined the Moravian "Stäbler" (see Moravia) under the leadership of Jacob Wideman and was soon made Diener des Wortes (minister), at the same time as Franz Intzinger, Jacob Mändl, and others. In 1531 he allowed certain liberties in the brotherhood (fleischliche Freiheiten -- whatever that may mean), and thereupon was expelled from the brotherhood, along with Burckhardt von Ofen. He now turned to the Philippite Brethren in Auspitz, Moravia, where he was kindly received and confirmed in his function as a minister. Among the Philippites he seems to have gained an important position, for he baptized many persons in Auspitz in 1531-35, Then the Philippites left Moravia and nothing more is heard of him. It is possible that he returned to South Germany as many others did.


Zieglschmid, A. J. F. Die älteste Chronik der Hutterischen Brüder: Ein Sprachdenkmal aus frühneuhochdeutscher Zeit. Ithaca: Cayuga Press, 1943.

Author(s) Robert Friedmann
Date Published 1959

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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, pp. 459-460. All rights reserved.

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