Anabaptist Gnosticism?

J.V. Fesko writes of Anabaptist Theologian Balthasar Hubmaier (1480-1528) in his book Word, Water, and Spirit:

Many Anabaptists were voluntarists through and through. Hubmaier’s voluntarism is especially evident in a treatise he wrote on the freedom of the will, one that is marked by his trichotomous view of man. Hubmaier believed that man consisted of body, soul, and spirit. Prior to the fall, these three substances were entirely free to choose good or evil, life or death, heaven or hell. In the fall, man’s body and soul were affected by sin, but his spirit was not. Hubmaier writes, “But the spirit of man has remained utterly upright and intact before, during and after the Fall, for it took part, neither by counsel nor by action, yea it did not in any way consent to or approve of the eating of the forbidden fruit by the flesh. But it was forced , against its will, as a prisoner in the body, to participate in the eating.” Hubmaier sets forth an inherently Neoplatonic view of man, in that there is a spirit-matter antithesis that sees the spirit as imprsoned in the body. (p. 72, emphasis mine)


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