Thomas Müntzer

early Reformation-era German pastor who was a rebel leader during the German Peasants' War

Thomas Müntzer (c. 1489 – 27 May 1525) was a German preacher of the early Reformation. He became also a leader of the uprising well known as the German Peasant's War.

Thomas Müntzer
Müntzer, in a 1608 engraving by Christoffel Van Sichem
Bornc. 1489
Died27 May 1525 (aged 35–36)
OccupationRadical Reformation preacher, theologian, early Reformer

Theology of Muntzer combines spiritual elements, apocalyptic elements, and social elements. He believed that the Roman Catholic Church, with which he had quarrels, was similar to the Whore of Babylon from the Book of Revelation.[1]

References change

  1. Friesen, Abraham (2015-05-16). Menno Simons: Dutch Reformer Between Luther, Erasmus, and the Holy Spirit a Study in the Problem Areas of Menno Scholarship. Xlibris Corporation. ISBN 978-1-5035-6283-7.