Filips, Lucas (17th century)

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Lucas Filips a preacher of the Old Flemish Mennonite Church at Haarlem, Dutch province of North Holland, in the early 17th century, quarreled with his copreacher Vincent de Hondt about the practice of banning and shunning. De Hondt was of the opinion that a young brother of the church, who he thought had acted improperly with his fiancee, should be banned from the congregation. Filips, however, considered the ban too serious a punishment. Thereupon de Hondt banned not only the young man but Filips as well with all who shared his view. The adherents of Filips were called Lucas-Filipsvolk or Borstentasters. The separation, which took place in 1620, ended in a merger with the de-Hondtvolk. A letter of 25 June 1655 shows the group in existence unless the term Lucas-Filipsvolk means the united body.


Doopsgezinde Bijdragen (1863): 135.

Hoop Scheffer, Jacob Gijsbert de. Inventaris der Archiefstukken berustende bij de Vereenigde Doopsgezinde Gemeente to Amsterdam. 2 v. Amsterdam: Uitgegeven en ten geschenke aangeboden door den Kerkeraad dier Gemeente, 1883-1884: II, 2, No. 58, 64.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1956

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Filips, Lucas (17th century)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 18 Jan 2018.,_Lucas_(17th_century)&oldid=80800.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1956). Filips, Lucas (17th century). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 18 January 2018, from,_Lucas_(17th_century)&oldid=80800.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 2, pp. 329-330. All rights reserved.

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