Peter Riedemann (1506-1556) was an Anabaptist leader, imprisoned for his faith.
Peter Riedemann wrote this confession as a 23-year-old while imprisoned in Austria on account of his faith. At the time, the Anabaptists were being drowned, beheaded, and burned at the stake as heretics by the thousand for their commitment to baptism of believers, economic sharing, nonviolence, and the restoration of a New Testament Christianity free from state control and institutional hierarchy.
In addition to the confession are two important supplements: How We Should Build the House of God and The Seven Pillars of This House. These meditations, like the confession, are of a deeply spiritual character.