Remembering Anabaptist martyrs


  • Jennifer Otto University of Lethbridge


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Our martyr stories are not only triumphant tales of courageous heroes but also sad artefacts of the inability of Christians to find ways to disagree with each other charitably, testifying to the ease with which we are willing to vilify each other and to attribute genuine goodfaith disagreement to the devil’s machinations. What we are celebrating as the five-hundredth birthday of Anabaptism is also the anniversary of a painful rending of the body of Christ. 

Author Biography

Jennifer Otto, University of Lethbridge

Jennifer Otto is associate professor in the Department of History and Religion at the University of Lethbridge in Lethbridge, Alberta.