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Anabaptism was a radical movement of the sixteenth-century Protestant Reformation,


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The biblical Ezekiel was a prophet in the sixth century BCE. Jung saw a great deal of historical significance in his visions, which incorporated a mandala with quaternities, as representing the humanization and differentiation of Yahweh.

Although Ezekiel’s visions are often viewed as pathological, Jung defended their normality, arguing that visions are natural phenomena that should be designated as pathological only when their morbid aspects have been demonstrated (Answer to job, CW II , §§. 665, 667, 686.)

Anabaptism was a radical movement of the sixteenth-century Protestant Reformation, which tried to restore the spirit of the early church.

The movement originated in the 1520s in Zurich, with adherents rebelling against Zwingli and Luther’s reluctance to completely reform the Church.

They rejected the practice of infant baptism and promoted adult baptisms (the first of these took place in Zollikon, near Kusnacht, where Jung lived).

Anabaptists stressed the immediacy of the human relation with God and were critical of religious institutions.

The movement was violently suppressed and thousands were killed .

See Daniel Liechty, ed., Early Anabaptist Spirituality: Selected Writings (New York: Paulist Press, 1994). ~The Black Books, Vol. IV, Page 207, fn 14