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See also [[Moravian Church|Moravian Church]]
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Bohemian Brethren, a name frequently given to a remnant of the Hussites, who in 1467 organized a separate brotherhood in Bohemia and who continued to the present day under the name Moravian Brethren (officially Unitas Fratrum). At the beginning of their history they held so many principles similar to the later Anabaptists (rejection of war, violence, and the oath, discipleship of Christ, strict discipline, the Bible as sole authority) that Ludwig Keller thought there was a historical connection, which however has never been proved and is most doubtful. The Hutterites are not to be confused with them. Peter Chelčický (d. ca. 1460), a forerunner of the group, an exceptionally fine leader, was very close in his views to the later Anabaptists.

See also Moravian Church

Author(s) Harold S Bender
Date Published 1953

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Bender, Harold S. "Bohemian Brethren." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1953. Web. 21 Oct 2016.

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Bender, Harold S. (1953). Bohemian Brethren. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 21 October 2016, from

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, p. 383. All rights reserved.

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