Anabaptism: Neither Catholic Nor Protestant, by Walter Klaassen
Walter Klaassen, Anabaptism: Neither Catholic nor Protestant. 3rd Edition. 2001. ISBN 1-894710-01-0 122 pages. $25.50
Walter Klaassen’s classic book shows how Anabaptists combined elements of Protestantism and Catholicism into a third option that, he argues, has continuing relevance for the present. This is especially true in the areas of lay witness, peace and war, economics, and relationships with the state.
“Anabaptism: Neither Catholic nor Protestant... became a classic summary of the shift away from the understanding of Anabaptism as the true or logical fulfillment of the Protestant Reformation; the lectures conceived of Anabaptism in its own terms as a tertium quid, in contrast to both Catholic Reform and Protestantism, while still recognizing its debt to both traditions.” – Jonathan Seiling in Renaissance and Reformation / Renaissance et Réforme