Sebastian Franck

Movement Radical Reformation
Born Donauworth, 1499
Died 1543
Significance Spiritualist who rejected all external ceremonies of the church. Franck was sympathetic to Anabaptists and even defended their claim that adults were baptized in the early church and appealed for toleration of their movement. However, he criticized those like Luther and the Anabaptists who engaged in biblical literalism and focused on ceremonies rather than allowing the true spiritual church to remain free and bound only by God's invisible Word.

Franck is perhaps best known for his work, The Chronicle of Heretics published in 1531.
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