Volume 60, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 2542-6583
  • E-ISSN: 2590-3268


The emergence of the printed Scriptures in the sixteenth century and the increased literacy that accompanied it, necessitated an epistemological shift from an oral to a textual paradigm. Flemish Anabaptist martyrs’ literature grants us a vivid picture of early literacy and its theological consequences. The overlapping nature of orality and textuality serves to clarify both Flemish Anabaptist theology and the religious origins of pluralism. This article briefly explores the epistemological shift produced by the invention of printing and the subsequent increase of literacy. Secondly it seeks to illustrate this shift and its consequences for theology by a brief exploration of Flemish Anabaptist literature and thought.


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  • Article Type: Research Article
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