Digest of terms

Baptist

a Christian denomination emerging in Germany and central Europe in 16th century, of which the Mennonites were a distinctive example. Their most distinctive feature is the insistence on the principle of 'believer's baptism' - any member contracts into to the Christian faith, rather than being born into it. Probably the largest of the Protestant churches, with a global membership in excess of 40 million.

This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using the site, you agree to our use of cookies. For more information about how we use cookies click here.