Later Writings by Pilgrim Marpeck and His Circle: The Expose, a Dialogue, and Marpeck's Response to Caspar Schwenckfeld
Pilgram Marpeck (ca. 1495-1556) was a dedicated Anabaptist leader who was also a talented civil engineer. Marpeck possessed a keen intelligence and a passion for spiritual and biblical theology. He was one of the most original and eclectic Anabaptist thinkers. On larger projects he wrote collaboratively, with a circle of like-minded Anabaptists. Consequently, authorship of some writings has to be ascribed not only to Marpeck, but to the "Marpeck Circle". Shortly after 1600, however, his writings and his "Circle" seemingly disappeared. No distinct Marpeckite Anabaptist community survived the 17th century.This volume of writings by Pilgram Marpeck and his Circle is the first of a planned set of three, all making available previously untranslated writings.