Chelčický, Petr (ca. 1390-ca. 1460)
Petr (Peter) Chelčický (Chelcicky, Chelciki) was a remarkable Czech Christian leader (farmer, not priest), an apostle of complete nonresistance and advocate of a high type of Christian discipleship, a forerunner of the Bohemian Brethren (opponent of the Taborites), in many respects much like the early Anabaptists. He was the author of numerous books and pamphlets, the chief being The Net of Faith.
Brock, Peter. Political and Social Doctrines of the Unity of Czech Brethren in the 15th and Early 16th Centuries. The Hague, 1957.
Vogl, Carl. Peter Cheltschizki, Ein Prophet an der Wende der Zeiten. Zürich, 1926.
Wagner, Murray L. Petr Chelčický: a radical separatist in Hussite Bohemia. Scottdale, PA; Kitchener, ON: Herald Press, 1983.
See also discussion by H. S. Bender in Mennonite Quarterly Review (1930): 220-227.
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