The Sources of Swiss Anabaptism: The Grebel Letters and Related Documents

Herald Press, 1985


This volume’s 170 letters and documents portray how Conrad Grebel, a bright young Swiss patriot, became a fervent, influential leader of the sixteenth-century Anabaptist movement. The editor, Leland Harder, calls the book “a drama with five acts, prologue, and epilogue” with a cast of 107 characters. The main characters are Grebel and Huldrych Zwingli, vicar at the Grossmünster in Zurich.

The climax of the drama comes in January 1525 when Grebel performs the first rebaptisms, signaling the founding of a new church and the rejection of the Anabaptists by Zwingli. It’s a moment rich in implications for future Christians. “These letters and documents are not published for scholars only,” states Harder, “but for all seekers and believers.”

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Key Features

  • Contains 170 letters and documents
  • Follows the lives of Conrad Grebel and Huldrych Zwingli
  • Provides maps to enhance the text

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About Leland Harder

Leland Harder is living in active retirement in North Newton, Kansas. He taught for 25 years at Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Elkhart, Indiana. As a sociologist he extensively gathered and interpreted data about Mennonite church membership.


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