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The early followers of Alexander Mack in Germany, later in America called the Church of the Brethren, first organized at Schwarzenau an der Eder, Germany, in 1708, were frequently called "Täufer" or "Anabaptisten" by their critics and opponents. They actually had much in common with the earlier Anabaptists, as Donald Dürnbach has shown in his doctoral dissertation, The European Origins of the Church of the Brethren (Elgin, 1958).

Author(s) Harold S Bender
Date Published 1959

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Bender, Harold S. "Schwarzenau Anabaptists." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 23 Oct 2016.

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Bender, Harold S. (1959). Schwarzenau Anabaptists. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 23 October 2016, from

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 486. All rights reserved.

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