The Annual Register of World Events Volume 12; A Review of the Year. III Edmund Burke
Author: III Edmund Burke
Page Count: 266 pages
Published Date: 06 Mar 2012
Publication Country: Miami Fl, United States
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1800 Excerpt: ...increased, and came to be more generally diffused. In Iik- manner, soon after Luther's appearance, the rashness or ignorance of some of his disciples led them to publish absurd and pernicious tenets, which being proposed to men extremely illiterate, but fond of novelty, and at a, time when their minis were torned wholly towards religious speculations, gained too easycredit and authority among them. To these causes must be imputed the extravagancies of Muncer, in the year one thousand five hundred and twenty-five, as well as the rapid progrcsi which they made among the peasants; but though the insurrection-excited by that fanatic was soon suppressed, several of his followers, larked in different-places, and endeavoured privately to propagate his opinions. In those proviuces of Upper Germany, which had already been so cruelty wasted by their enthusiastic ige, the magistrates watched their motions with such severe attention, that many of them found it necessary to retire into other countries, some were punished, others driven into exile, and their errors were entieiy rooted out. Bnt in the Netherlands and Westphalia, where the pernicious tendency of their opinions was more unknown, and guarded against with lefe care, they got admittance into several towns, and spread the infection of their principles. The most remarkable of their religious tenets related to the sacrament of baptism, which, as they contended, cught to be administered only to persons grown up to years of understanding, and fliould be performed not by sprinkling them with water, but by dipping them in it: for this reason they condemned the baptism of infants, and re-baptizing all whom they admitted into their society, the sect came to be distinguished by the name of Anabaptists. To this pecu...
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