Wilhelm Reublin was a man who left the Catholic church in order to start a reform movement.He wanted to create what he thought would be a true church that did not believe in the baptism of infants, only adults, since Jesus never baptised children. The Catholics did not agree with this as an infant unbaptized was an infant untaxed. His reform began while Michael Sattler, a monk in the Catholic church, collected taxes from the peasants he had taxed until there was nothing more to take. The Catholic church in the region was controlled by Eberhard Hoffman, a powerful man who kept demanding that Michael collect more from them even if it meant leaving them with nothing.Ulrich Zwingli, the leader of the Protestant territory in Zurich, was believed to be an ally of Reublin’s who would help with the restoration of the church. Instead, he and Wilhelm argue over infant baptism. Zwingli states he cannot go along with his idea, and Wilhelm and his followers, including a monk by the name of George Blaurock, are banished.
A Sisters and Brothers Production
Norbert Weisser as Michael SattlerMichael listens to Wilhelm as he talks about his beliefs and asks that Michael join his church.
Michael is too late to save the printer who has distributed religious tracks stating “The truthshall set you free” from being burned alive byHoffman and his men. Michael argues that thetrack is truth, Hoffman states that it is heresy and treason. He had the printer tied to hisprinting press and burned alive.