Radicals, The

Radicals, The

The dramatic story of the Anabaptist movement and two of its first leaders, Michael and Margaretha Sattler.

  • Item number: 4804D
  • Media type: DVD
  • Running Time: 1 hr 39 min
  • Region: All
  • Production Year: 1989
  • Producer: D. Michael Hostetler


The year is 1525. Michael and Margaretha Sattler have fled their religious orders. Their quest: restore the church to the purity of its early days when communities of believers practiced peace, compassion and sacrificial love.

The Sattlers join a group called the Anabaptists and together challenge the 1,000 year control of the Church by the State. They call for baptism to once again become, not a mark of citizenship, but an adult and voluntary decision to follow Christ. As their movement grows, so does the determination of their enemies to stop them...by any means necessary.

In 1527, Michael is burned at the stake and Margaretha drowned. But their movement survives and today is carried on by the Mennonites, Mennonite Brethren, Brethren in Christ, the Hutterites, and the Amish.

WARNING: Contains some graphic depiction of historical persecution. Viewer discretion advised. Fullscreen.

DVD Features:
Languages: English, Spanish, and Portuguese
English Subtitles
Chapter titles provided for easy scene access
Bonus Material:
- Chapter introductions by John E. Sharp, Mennonite historian
- Interview with Myron Augsburger, "Pilgrim Aflame" author
- 30-min. documentary on the Anabaptists
- "Making of" interviews
- Children's story with slideshow

For more information on this program, please visit www.theradicalsmovie.com.

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