A Dose of Theology – Abecedarians

Today I’m strarting what I hope will be a (fairly) regular series on this blog, its called “A Dose of Theology.” In it I will be pointing out an interesting theological term and giving you some useful (and maybe not so useful) information on it. This week’s term comes to you thanks to the people over at Credo House Ministries.

Abecedarians

A 16th century German sect of Anabaptists led by Nicholas Storch who believed that all knowledge, even knowledge of the alphabet, prevents people from a true knowledge of God. Abecedarians believed that God would provide all necessary understanding through divine means such as visions and ecstatic experiences. According to them, all theology and academic learning amounted to an idolatrous abandonment of the Christian faith. Their name, Abecedarians, comes from their denial of the ABCs.

Used in a sentence: The Abecdearians make a good case for not learning your ABC’s… well maybe not such a good case.

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