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MARTYRS MIRROR

of the DEFENSELESS CHRISTIANS

Like John Fox's book of martyr stories, Martyrs Mirror tells the tales of those, beginning with Christ's apostles, who were willing to stand alone for a simple, obedient faith. This classic 1660 Dutch book memorializes the godly lives and glorious deaths of European Anabaptist martyrs between 1524 and 1660 and thousands of other early Christians. The compiler T.J. Van Braght draws on the work of other historians, such as John Fox (who even tried to defend some of the jailed martyrs in this book), Eusebius, P.J. Twisck, Sebastian Franck, and Abraham Mellinus. These stories shine a mirror on ordinary people who experienced a spiritual reality that few today can even imagine. Deutsch   Nederlands   Русско   日本語):


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"They pressed with such force through the strait gate, they left their flesh on the posts."

TABLE OF CONTENTS


  

PREFACES

Publisher's Prefaces................................................. 2

Translator's Preface.................................................. 4

Invocation ................................................................ 5

Author's Preface........................................................ 6

To the Readers in General......................................... 11

Introduction .............................................................. 15

Of the True Church of God, Its Origin,
Progress, and Immovable Stability,
through All Times
...................................................... 21

Poems in the Original Language.................................. 61


FIRST PART


ACCOUNT OF HOLY BAPTISM

First Century.............................................................. 63

Second Century........................................................ 100

Third Century............................................................ 118

Fourth Century.......................................................... 153

Fifth Century............................................................. 187

Sixth Century............................................................. 201

Seventh Century .........................................................213

Eighth Century ...........................................................220

Ninth Century............................................................. 232

Tenth Century............................................................. 247

Eleventh Century........................................................ 259

Twelfth Century.......................................................... 270

Thirteenth Century...................................................... 300

Fourteenth Century..................................................... 321

Fifteenth Century........................................................ 334


ACCOUNT OF THOSE WHO SUFFERED

First Century ............................................................... 67

Second Century...........................................................104

Third Century ..............................................................125

Fourth Century............................................................ 172

Fifth Century............................................................... 197

Sixth Century.............................................................. 209

Seventh Century........................................................... 217

Eighth Century............................................................. 227

Ninth Century............................................................... 240

Tenth Century.............................................................. 255

Eleventh Century.......................................................... 264

Twelfth Century............................................................ 291

Thirteenth Century........................................................ 303

Fourteenth Century....................................................... 327

Fifteenth Century.......................................................... 340

SECOND PART

To My Beloved Friends, etc............................................ 353

Preface to Second Part ................................................. 355

Account of Holy Baptism
in the Sixteenth Century
................................................. 363

Account of Those Who Suffered
in the Sixteenth Century
................................................. 410

Old Book of the Martyrs Mirror..................................... 413

Account of Those Who Suffered
in the Seventeenth Century
............................................ 1100

Editorial Notes on Indexes............................................. 1144

Index of Anabaptist Martyrs (1525-1660)......................... 1145

List of Popes and Roman Emperors................................1150

General Index............................................................... 1151


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