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Pieter Balling, a member of the Flemish Mennonite congregation of Amsterdam and an adherent of Galenus Abrahamsz. He published Het Licht op den Kandelaar (Amsterdam, 1662), Verdediging van de Regering der Doopsgezinde Gemeente ... (Amsterdam, 1663), and Nadere Verdediging van de Regering der Doopsgezinde Gemeente (Amsterdam, 1664), in which he defended Galenus and attacked his opponents. Balling was also a good friend of the Jewish philosopher Baruch de Spinoza.

Bibliography

Meinsma, Koenraad Oege. Spinoza en zijn kring: historisch-kritische Studiën over hollandsche vrijgeesten. 's-Gravenhage: Nijhoff, 1896: passim.


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959


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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Balling, Pieter (17th century)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 22 Jul 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Balling,_Pieter_(17th_century)&oldid=75107.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1959). Balling, Pieter (17th century). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 22 July 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Balling,_Pieter_(17th_century)&oldid=75107.




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