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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. 27 Mar 2015.

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Bender, Harold S. (1959). Schwarzenau Anabaptists. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 27 March 2015, from

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 486. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.

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