Sixteenth-century German Protestant sect, akin to Anabaptists. Despising all human knowledge, even of the alphabet (hence their name), as sinful, and theology especially as idolatrous, they held that God would grant the elect a knowledge of all necessary truth.

MLA Citation

  • “Abecedarians”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 24 December 2019. Web. 24 June 2021. <>