This frightful punishment seems to have been reserved for the Anabaptist martyrs.
It is directly from them that the Anabaptist movement of history dates its origin.
No one was admitted into an Anabaptist community without being warned of the probable fate which lay before him.
I know not what to say or do about that Anabaptist as Holroyd calls him.
The reformers were not tolerant; for a woman was burnt for Arianism in 1550 and a male Anabaptist in 1551.
Then a court was established to try the Anabaptist prisoners.
Mrs. Gaunt was an Anabaptist, noted for her beneficence, which she extended to persons of all profession and persuasions.
Upon which Candide carried him to the Anabaptist's stable, and gave him a crust of bread.
It was from these small beginnings that the great Anabaptist movement of ten years later arose.
As was natural under such circumstances, we find many different strains in the developed Anabaptist movement.
1530s, "one who baptizes over again," from Modern Latin anabaptista, from Latin anabaptismus "second baptism" (used in literal sense from 4c.; see anabaptism).
Originally in English in reference to sect that practiced adult baptism and arose in Germany 1521. Probably so called because, as a new faith, they baptized converts who already had been baptized (as infants) in the older Christian churches. Modern branches only baptize once (adults) and do not actively seek converts. The name also was applied, usually opprobriously, to Baptists, perhaps due to the multiple immersions of their baptisms.