Reply To: Anabaptists: Communists or Anti-state?

Jason Jewell

Some Anabaptist groups held property in common, but for the most part this was not a statist measure. There was no state apparatus to redistribute wealth forcibly. (I am excepting extreme examples like the Anabaptist takeover of Munster in the 1530s.) Think of it as something akin to a monastery, where those who join agree to renounce title to material possessions.