Part of Christianity. Introduced 1608 CE.
The Baptist movement was founded by John Smyth, a Cambridge graduate who believed that baptism should be reserved for believers only. John Smyth and a group of believers migrated from England to Holland in 1608 to found the movement.
'Baptists', in Encyclopedia Britannica,
<http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/52364/Baptist> [accessed 19 August 2010]