While Pipkin insisted that students of Anabaptism could not rightly understand the Swiss Anabaptists without fully appreciating Zwingli, much of the focus of Pipkin's work began to gravitate to the early Anabaptist theologian Balthasar Hubmaier
A Central European synthesis of radical and magisterial reform; the sacramental theology of Balthasar Hubmaier
his cohort of peasant revolutionaries, Balthasar Hubmaier
, who was
, Friesen argues, placed Erasmus's writings first when advocating believer's baptism, and Menno Simons provided the clearest statement of the humanist's views in his 1539 Fundamentboek.
He has chosen to centre on the Swiss Balthasar Hubmaier
, the South German Pilgram Marpeck, and Dirk Philips of the Netherlands.
The one university-trained theologian on the Anabaptist side in 1525 was Balthasar Hubmaier
, the pastor of Waldshut in the Black Forest.
Oswald Glaidt, born in Cham in the Upper Palatinate, (22) had been active as a pro-Reformation preacher in the territorial city of Nikolsburg even before the arrival of Balthasar Hubmaier
40) Balthasar Hubmaier
advocated a position on the sword that closely resembled Zwingli's "real politic" position, according to which a Christian could legitimately serve in government and, in that capacity, use coercive violence.
greatly enlarged and deepened this initial Swiss Anabaptist narrative.
Wayne Walker Pipkin has enjoyed a distinguished scholarly career spanning forty years, as a Reformationist paying particular attention to Huldrych Zwingli and Balthasar Hubmaier
In 2006, Pipkin delivered the Huey Lectures at the International Baptist Theological Seminary in Prague on the subject of Balthasar Hubmaier
, and these lectures became the impetus for Scholar, Pastor, Martyr.
John Rempel's major scholarly work is The Lord's Supper in Anabaptism: A Study in the Christology of Balthasar Hubmaier
, Pilgram Marpeck, and Dirk Phillips (1993).