Petr Chelčický (c. 1390 – c. 1460) was a Christian and political author in 15th century Bohemia (now the Czech Republic).
The Net of Faith (c. 1443)
- He who obeys God needs no other authority.
- Our faith obliges us to bind wounds, not to make blood run.
- Wars and other kinds of murder have their beginning in the hatred of the enemy and in the unwillingness to be patient with evil. Their root is in intemperate self-love and in immoderate affection for temporal possessions. These conflicts are brought into this world because men do not trust the Son of God enough to abide by his commandments.
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- Chelcicky's Nonviolence
- "The Bohemian Brethren" in Communism in Central Europe in the Time of the Reformation by Karl Kautsky
- Molnár's A Study of Peter Chelcický’s Life and a Translation from Czech of Part One of his Net of Faith as one web page, as a page per chapter, and as a PDF file.
- The Birth, Life, and Death of the Bohemian Revival