Challenging the widespread classification of evangelical theologian Balthasar Hubmaier (1480-1528) as a Schleitheim-adhering Anabaptist, this book argues that Hubmaier should instead be understood as a bridge between the Radical and Magisterial branches of the Reformation and provides for a deeper understanding of one of the 16th century's most creative and sophisticated thinkers.
Kirk R. MacGregor (Ph.D., University of Iowa) is a historian of Christianity who specializes in Reformation studies and New Testament. He has published several pieces in scholarly journals and academic reference works. Dr. MacGregor teaches religion at the University of Northern Iowa.
Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 1. Reformation Taxonomies and Sacramental Theology Chapter 3 2. The Literary Dependence of Balthasar Hubmaier Upon Bernard of Clairvaux Chapter 4 3. Framing a New Theological Pilgrimage of Balthasar Hubmaier Chapter 5 4. Hubmaier's Doctrine of the Sacrament of Believers' Baptism Chapter 6 5. Hubmaier's Doctrine of the Sacrament of the Eucharist Chapter 7 6. The Free State Ecclesiology of Hubmaier Chapter 8 Conclusion: A Magisterial Radical Sacramentalist Chapter 9 Bibliography Chapter 10 Index of Scripture References Chapter 11 Subject Index Chapter 12 About the Author