The Waldensian Movement From Waldo to the Reformation

A Research Paper

By Dennis McCallum
This paper surveys the origins and development of one of the most interesting underground movements of the pre-reformation period. They were not evangelical in doctrine, particularly in their soteriology, but they had important connections to later reform movements. Specifically, they earned the ire of the Roman church because they translated the Bible into the vernacular of their day, and allowed lay people to read it and preach it. They formed house churches all over Europe in spite of bitter persecution, including genocidal military campaigns. Their history contains important lessons for those who would champion lay ministry today.

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