In 1524, the Zwickau prophets were expelled from Wittenberg. Carlstadt was dismissed from the University of Wittenberg, and he left the town off his volition.
I need to go to a smaller, rural town. Then it will be easier for me to implement the reforms I wish
If I've been dismissed from the university, there is no point in me staying
I suppose I could accept meat-eating on Friday... too many monks and nuns are married for me to change THAT rule... the Eucharist can stay in both kinds...
Change needs to be slow. Authorities need to implement it in an orderly fashion
In the 1520s, Luther started creating means by which ordinary people can learn. He also accepted some new changes
I need to make sure it's clear that my approach to change is conservative
When he left Wittenberg, he took over the pastoral duties at a small rural church in Thuringa
With Luther away, he and Zwilling took control of Wittenberg, where he was desperate to implement the reforms, specifically reforms of mass, religious and social life
Proposed setting up a 'poor relief fund' to implement Jesus' teachings on charity - radical social reform
Luther really did not like me stripping the altar AND removing all the images. oh well
No more baptising for infants!
It was so unfair for Luther to rebuke me. How dare he suggest that reformers move slowly.
One of the first priests in Wittenberg to marry... nice!
The Turks will invade, unmarried priests will be slain, the end of the world is near
They announced the direct revelations from God in Wittenberg, and denounced Luther for excessive caution.
They had a reputation for extremism, and they came from the town Zwickau, in Saxony
All should be baptised as adults, like Jesus was
Together with Carlstadt, they wanted to speed up the Reformation and put it into practise.
He led the iconoclasm (burning of holy statues, images, paintings, books). he preached so strongly in the neighbouring village (Eilenberg) against the clergy that the listeners stormed the parsonage.
Secular clothing is much more comfortable
We should denounce the Mass, and make the monks denounce their vows