Bernard Rothmann, reforming divine, invites Dutch Anabaptists to
come to his home city of Münster in Westphalia, the site of strife
between Catholic and Protestant. Earlier the Lutherans, including
Rothmann, were expelled from the city by the ruling Catholics, but
he returned, and by 1533 had built up such a strong base of support
on the strength of his preaching that the Reforming party gained a
majority on the city council and took control of the churches.
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Editors. "Bernard Rothmann invites Dutch Anabaptists to Munster". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2010
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