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Gottfried F. Alf, a Baptist preacher and evangelist in Adamov near Warsaw in Russian Poland, tried to bring about a union of the Baptists and the Mennonites at that place. After he had baptized a small number of Mennonites the movement failed, for he rejected feetwashing and nonresistance.

Bibliography

Friesen, Peter M. Die Alt-Evangelische Mennonitische Brüderschaft in Russland (1789-1910) im Rahmen der mennonitischen Gesamtgeschichte. Halbstadt: Verlagsgesellschaft "Raduga", 1911: 244.

Kupsch, E. Geschichte der Baptisten  in Polen, 1852-1932. Zdunska-Wola, 1932.


Author(s) Christian Neff
Date Published 1955


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Neff, Christian. "Alf, Gottfried F. (1831-1898)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1955. Web. 23 Jul 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Alf,_Gottfried_F._(1831-1898)&oldid=74632.

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Neff, Christian. (1955). Alf, Gottfried F. (1831-1898). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 23 July 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Alf,_Gottfried_F._(1831-1898)&oldid=74632.




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