Talk:German Baptist

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
WikiProject Christianity / Anabaptist (Rated Stub-class, Mid-importance)
WikiProject icon This article is within the scope of WikiProject Christianity, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of Christianity on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
Stub-Class article Stub  This article has been rated as Stub-Class on the project's quality scale.
 Mid  This article has been rated as Mid-importance on the project's importance scale.
Taskforce icon
This article is supported by Anabaptist work group (marked as Mid-importance).

The article should beging with a definition[edit]

The article should begin with a defintion, saying what the GB *are* -- and not what they *aren't*. All the best, --Jorge Stolfi (talk) 01:56, 3 January 2010 (UTC)

Flawed definition[edit]

The current intro:

The German Baptists have roots in Anabaptist theology and practice, generally speaking.

not likely. A movement never have roots in ideas. It has its root in a foundation performed by a bunch of persons using a certain idea for the foundation. The German Baptists have the root in Radical Pietism and Mennonites, according to Schwarzenau Brethren, making them just about half Anabaptist, because the Radical Pietism prob provided them with a certain culture. So the correct sentence should prob be something like:

The German Baptist movement was founded according to Anabaptist and Radical Pietist thoughts

or some such. Rursus dixit. (mbork3!) 22:02, 8 June 2010 (UTC)

Okay I'm not sure that I understand your objection, but if you want to amend the text, go for it. —Justin (koavf)TCM☯ 04:17, 9 June 2010 (UTC)

Merge into Schwarzenau Brethren[edit]

I think this article should be deleted entirely and redirected to Schwarzenau Brethren. If there is any unique content, it should be merged. Does anyone think I'm missing something? Sondra.kinsey (talk) 04:07, 10 December 2015 (UTC)

@Sondra.kinsey: Agreed: "German Baptists", "Dunkers/Tunkers", and "Brethren" all refer to the same group. —Justin (koavf)TCM 06:07, 10 December 2015 (UTC)