Commoners and Community: Essays in Honor of Werner O. Packull, Edited by C. Arnold Snyder
2002. 323 pp. ISBN: 978-1894710275
In a career spanning more than thirty years, Werner O. Packull has established himself as one of the premier historians of early modern Europe, specializing in the area of Radical Reformation studies. He is recognized as the world's expert in the history of sixteenth-century Anabaptist communities in Moravia. This volume contains original studies by thirteen leading scholars, published in honor of professor Werner O. Packull.
"To honor Werner Packull, with whom many associate the “polygenetic beginnings” thesis, now thirty years old, and more recently phrases like “between paradigms” and “demise of a normative vision,” one should expect a Festschrift with the latest revisionary interpretation of sixteenth-century Anabaptism. The authors (Packull’s colleagues and students) and the editor have delivered, and they have produced a richly rewarding book."
- Walter Sawatsky in The Conrad Grebel Review 23, no. 2 (Spring 2005)