Pagitt, Edward (17th century)
Edward Pagitt, author of Heresiography or A description of the Hereticks and Sectaries of these latter times (London, ? 2d ed. London, 1645). The author, who was a minister in the Church of England, probably at London, enumerates a large number of "heresies" with a refutation of their "errors." Among these heresies the Anabaptists and also the Brownists occupy a large place. The "Menonists" (Mennonites) are finished off in one sentence. Though the booklet has some value for the enumeration of the many sects found in England in the early 17th century, the information about the Anabaptists given here is of no great value, the author's sources being biased historians such as Bullinger and Niellius.
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, pp. 105-106. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.
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