Date of Award

Fall 1939

Document Type


Degree Name

Associate of Arts




Balthasar Hubmaier stands as one of the great unknowns of the Reformation. Only in the Baptist annals is he treated to any extent. Perhaps the reason lies in the fact that the Anabaptists were very much in the minority throughout the Reformation. They never had even a city which might be called Baptist, much less a nation. To be sure a great number of them lived at Waldshut for a while and then at Nikolsburg under the protection of some Moravian lords. But this happy state did not last long. Perchance, it is because of this that C.J.H. Hayes in his Political and Cultural History of Modern Europe dwells only for a paragraph on the Anabaptist to whom he does not give justice.

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