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Zamersky Filadelphus, a Moravian clergyman, who in 1593 published a large Protestant Postille (sermon book) in the Czech language. In it he speaks of the Anabaptists (Hutterites) and involuntarily gives them the testimonial that "through their economic capability and artistic skill in their crafts they distinguish themselves above all others so that herein they offer an almost astonishing spectacle."


Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon. 4 v. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967: v. IV.

Hrubý, Frantisek. Die Wiedertäufer in Mahren. Leipzig : M. Heinsius Nachfolger, 1935: 36.

Author(s) Wilhelm Wiswedel
Date Published 1959

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Wiswedel, Wilhelm. "Zamersky Filadelphus (16th century)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 22 Oct 2016.

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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 1017. All rights reserved.

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