Anabaptist Historical Data on Beliefs and Practices

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Group name (NAME)
2) Recognizes government authority (SECAUTH)
TOTAL%
0) No950.0
1) Yes950.0
TOTAL18100.0
3) Recognizes church authority (ECCLAUTH)
TOTAL%
0) No1266.7
1) Yes633.3
TOTAL18100.0
4) Recognizes infant baptism as authentic baptism (PEDOBAPT)
TOTAL%
0) No1794.4
1) Yes15.6
TOTAL18100.0
5) Believes in the necessity of rebaptism as an adult as opposed to one who opposes pedobaptism but does not believe repabtism is necessary (BELBAPT)
TOTAL%
0) No15.6
1) Yes1794.4
TOTAL18100.0
6) Believes that it is acceptable to use violence (SWORD)
TOTAL%
0) No1266.7
1) Yes633.3
TOTAL18100.0
7) Believes in holding Mass in the tradition of the Catholic Church (MASS)
TOTAL%
0) No18100.0
TOTAL18100.0
8) Recognizes the sacrament of the Eucharist (EUCHARIS)
TOTAL%
0) No211.1
1) Yes1688.9
TOTAL18100.0
9) Recognizes the Spirit as the source of ultimate authority for praxis (SPRTAUTH)
TOTAL%
0) No1477.8
1) Yes422.2
TOTAL18100.0
10) Recognizes the Old Testament as the source of ultimate authority for praxis (OTAUTH)
TOTAL%
0) No738.9
1) Yes1161.1
TOTAL18100.0
11) Recognizes the New Testament as the source of ultimate authority for praxis (NTAUTH)
TOTAL%
0) No422.2
1) Yes1477.8
TOTAL18100.0
12) Believes in the ability of Mary to intercede on the behalf of the believer (MARY)
TOTAL%
0) No18100.0
TOTAL18100.0
13) Antagonistic towards mainstream Protestant reforms (Calvin, Luther) - nonviolent (ATTITUDE)
TOTAL%
0) No1161.1
1) Yes738.9
TOTAL18100.0
14) Practices polygamy (POLYGAMY)
TOTAL%
0) No1688.9
1) Yes211.1
TOTAL18100.0
15) Believes in the imminent end of the current cosmic order (not specific on time) (ESCATIMM)
TOTAL%
0) No1266.7
1) Yes633.3
TOTAL18100.0
16) Practices social organization in small cooperatives (COMMUNIT)
TOTAL%
0) No15.6
1) Yes1794.4
TOTAL18100.0
17) Believes in a personal, internal relationship to the divine (MYSTICAL)
TOTAL%
0) No633.3
1) Yes1266.7
TOTAL18100.0
18) Believes in the end of the current cosmic order with the turn of the millennium (MILLENN)
TOTAL%
0) No1688.9
1) Yes211.1
TOTAL18100.0
19) Observes the Sabbath on Saturday (SABBATAR)
TOTAL%
0) No1688.9
1) Yes211.1
TOTAL18100.0
20) Believes that immersion is essential for baptism (IMMERSE)
TOTAL%
0) No1794.4
1) Yes15.6
TOTAL18100.0
21) Recognizes the equality of all people with regards to economic, political, and social rights (EGALITAR)
TOTAL%
0) No211.1
1) Yes1688.9
TOTAL18100.0
22) Practices banning sinners from the congregation one cannot associate with those that have been banned from one's congregation (SEPARATE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes18100.0
TOTAL18100.0
23) Believes in the Trinity (TRINITY)
TOTAL%
0) No316.7
1) Yes1583.3
TOTAL18100.0
24) Believes that the Old Testament is selectively superseded by the teachings and actions of Christ (CHRUNIT)
TOTAL%
0) No15.6
1) Yes1794.4
TOTAL18100.0
25) Believes that Christ does not derive his humanity from Mary (CHRFLESH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes17100.0
Missing1 
TOTAL17100.0
26) Recognizes territorial boundaries as significant (TERRITOR)
TOTAL%
0) No1372.2
1) Yes527.8
TOTAL18100.0
27) Practices a form of antagonism that falls short of outright violence (BELLIGER)
TOTAL%
0) No1477.8
1) Yes422.2
TOTAL18100.0
28) Believes in the resting of the soul until the new creation (PSYCHOPA)
TOTAL%
0) No1477.8
1) Yes422.2
TOTAL18100.0
29) Accepts that baptism and the Eucharist are the only ordinances mandated by Christ (BAPTEUCH)
TOTAL%
0) No15.6
1) Yes1794.4
TOTAL18100.0
30) Believes in Hell as an actual destination for the soul (LITHELL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes18100.0
TOTAL18100.0
31) Believes in purgatory as an actual state of the soul where one spends time for sins committed (PURGATOR)
TOTAL%
0) No1794.4
1) Yes15.6
TOTAL18100.0
32) Believes in certain pre-Christ figures as being Christian by their relationship with God - e.g., Adam, Abel, Enoch, Noah (ELECT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes18100.0
TOTAL18100.0
33) Believes in the freedom of one's will over against the bondage of the will (FREEDOM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes18100.0
TOTAL18100.0
34) Believes that: (ORIGSIN)
TOTAL%
0) Human nature inherits sin15.6
1) Human nature has an inclination toward sin1794.4
TOTAL18100.0
35) Believes that the fate of the soul is decided by God at the beginning (PREDEST)
TOTAL%
0) No1794.4
1) Yes15.6
TOTAL18100.0
36) How the group was funded (FINANCE)
TOTAL%
0) Internal monies only743.8
1) No funding allowed956.3
Missing2 
TOTAL16100.0
37) Believes in a literal reading of the Bible as the source of authority (BIBLIT)
TOTAL%
0) No316.7
1) Yes1583.3
TOTAL18100.0
38) Practices monetary contributions to local monasteries (MONASTER)
TOTAL%
0) No18100.0
TOTAL18100.0
39) Believes in salvation by faith alone (SOLAFIDE)
TOTAL%
0) No18100.0
TOTAL18100.0
40) Denies both transubstantiation and Luther's sacramental union (SACRAMEN)
TOTAL%
0) No211.1
1) Yes1688.9
TOTAL18100.0
41) Believes that all receive salvation (UNIVSALV)
TOTAL%
0) No1688.9
1) Yes211.1
TOTAL18100.0
42) If the group was persecuted, who were they persecuted by? (ENTITY)
TOTAL%
0) By the state529.4
1) By the state and church1270.6
Missing1 
TOTAL17100.0
43) Why was the group persecuted? (REASON)
TOTAL%
0) Religious reasons950.0
1) Political reasons950.0
TOTAL18100.0
44) Meets one another with a particular greeting (GREETING)
TOTAL%
0) No1583.3
1) Yes316.7
TOTAL18100.0
45) Marks their dwellings in a particular way (DWELLING)
TOTAL%
0) No18100.0
TOTAL18100.0
46) Disseminates propaganda (PROPAGAN)
TOTAL%
0) None1372.2
1) Written documents527.8
TOTAL18100.0
47) Advocates a restoration of the primitive chrch (RESTITUT)
TOTAL%
0) Emphasis on modeling the original church1477.8
1) Emphasis on preparing for the future action of Christ422.2
TOTAL18100.0