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Eje Clasen (Claasen) was, according to the title and foreword of one of his books, an unlearned preacher of the small Mennonite church at Humsterland, west of Groningen in Holland. He served from about 1780 until his death in 1813. He seems to have studied nature extensively and makes use of it in his sermons, of which he published Leerrede (1797), Tweetal leerredenen (Groningen, 1799), Drie Verhandelingen of leerredenen met Nareden over de beweging der aarde (Groningen, 1803).


Catalogus der werken over de Doopsgezinden en hunne geschiedenis aanwezig in de bibliotheek der Vereenigde DoopsgezindeGemeente to Amsterdam. Amsterdam: J.H. de Bussy, 1919: 311.

Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967: v. I, 360.

Author(s) Jacob Loosjes
Date Published 1953

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Loosjes, Jacob. "Clasen, Eje (d. 1813)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1953. Web. 28 Mar 2015.,_Eje_(d._1813)&oldid=79714.

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