On Reformation Sects

German Anabaptist Adam Pastor (16th century); ...Image via Wikipedia
"[Anabaptist sectarianism] attacked the new theological dogmatism, the compulsory State Church, and the tendency to secularization [of the Reformation "churches"]....

The Anabaptists deliberately opposed the results of this compromise, and in so doing they opposed the whole idea of the Church, and of an ecclesiastical civilization.

This violent opposition, however, proves that in reality it had been caused by the Reformation itself...."

Soren Kierkegaard

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Protoprotestant said...

Kierkegaard is one of those interesting guys. Sometimes he's terribly lacking in terms of orthodoxy....but other times he's spot on.

Great quote.

Al Shaw said...

I agree.

I've been re-introduced to Kierkegaard through Vernard Eller's book Kierkegaard and Radical Discipleship.

Pascal bida said...

These guys are awesome.Am going to write a post about them and share it on the church website