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Kerkbegrip van Balthasar Hubmaier

E T Endres
Verbum et Ecclesia | Vol 25, No 2 | a281 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ve.v25i2.281 | © 2004 E T Endres | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 05 October 2004 | Published: 06 October 2004

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Abstract

Balthasar Hubmaier strives to restore the Urgemeinde as originally recorded in the book of Acts. He founded  a congregation which consisted only of believers. The sacrament of baptism is exclusively intended for  believers, as a confirmation of their belief in Jesus Christ. Believers are allowed to partake of Holy Communion as a supper/sacrament  symbolizing  remembrance and love. Hubmaier also introduced disciplinary measures to maintain  Christian standards. Hubmaier moved through various phases of development, both as a human being and as a  theologian. This  development  of Hubmaier  is studied with  particular reference to the  Cognitive Dissonance Theory of Leon Festinger.

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