The Blasphemy of Jan of Leiden is the oldest text by Menno Simons, and it indicates that he was an early opponent of the Anabaptists of Münster. This, at least, has long been the consensus view about early Mennonite history. A challenge for researchers, however, is that the oldest copy of The Blasphemy is from […]
I’m at the SCSC Bruges, and I plan to post occasional thoughts as a kind of idea-notebook. The first two sessions I visited were about religious diversity and identity: Session 23: Healing the Church and the World Session 38: Transnational Activism and Religious Solidarity A question that occurs to me following the papers, particularly Judith […]
The 2015 Sixteenth Century Studies Conference took place in late October in Vancouver. During the conference I attended sessions on digital humanities, exile, and Anabaptism / Radical Reformation. You can read my Twitter postings and those of others who attended the conference using the hashtag #SCSC2015.
I’m writing this post on the second full day of the conference of the Intl Assoc for the History of Religions (iahr2015.org). Before spending the time to make some more content-heavy posts, I’ll include a few images. I arrived on Sunday in time to take a walk around the old city. The Cathedral is of […]