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By David Joris

ISBN-10: 0836131134

ISBN-13: 9780836131130

David Joris (c. 1501-1556) is among the least understood leaders within the 16th-century Anabaptist circulation. but in the course of his period he used to be essentially the most vital Anabaptist leaders within the Low nations of Europe. Even earlier than the autumn of Munster in June 1535, Joris was once a constant recommend of Anabaptist nonviolence, and good into the 1540s he competed effectively with Menno Simons for followers.

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I desire nothing more than to do everything possible (believe it or not if you will) to place it freely and unhindered before all eyes, whether it is beneficial or unbeneficial. For I, more than any other, am the one to do this, because his entire life and being on earth is well known to me. God is my and his witness that I do not lie. I believe the same things that this man taught and I perceive myself to be like him. Namely, that he might honor only his God, to whose praise I also desire to write or speak this.

He was, like a "Renaissance Man," talented and trained in drawing and painting as well as accomplished in song writing and perhaps also in drama. He was from a merchant family and his mother was a member of Delft's upper class. He had received an adequate grammar education, although he apparently retained little of his Latin. His form of writing and thought revealed a penchant for "hidden meanings" and intentional obscurity common among Renaissance Neo-Platonists. This is not to say that Joris was a humanist, for his lack of ability in Latin closed to him the cultural world of the humanist elite.

Translated and edited by Cornelius J. Dyck, William E. Keeney, and Alvin J. Beachy, 1992. 7. The Anabaptist Writings of David Joris. Translated and edited by Gary K. Waite, 1993. Page 6 To Kate, Jess, and Brian for love, life, support Page 7 Contents List of Illustrations 8 General Editor's Preface 9 Editor's Acknowledgements 11 Explanation of Biblical References 13 1. The Life and Works of David Joris 17 2. The Anonymous Biography of Joris 31 3. Two Songs of David Joris 105 4. Of the Wonderful Working of God, 1535 109 5.

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