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Menso Alting, a Calvinist divine, educated at Heidelberg, worked at first in the Palatinate (after 1566) and 1574-1612 as preacher in Emden, where he promoted the spread of Calvinism at the cost of Lutheranism and Anabaptism. Before the religious disputation at Emden in 1578, in which he was the speaker on the Reformed side, he published a book against the Mennonites.

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Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967. v. I, 42.

Klugkist Hesse, Hermann. Menso Alting: eine Gestalt aus der Kampfzeit der calvinistischen Kirche. Berlin: Furche-Verlag, 1928.

Protocol Dat is, Alle Handelinghe des Ghesprecx tot Embden . . . Emden, 1579.

Author(s) Christian Hege
Date Published 1955

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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, p. 80. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.

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