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Hendrik Gijsbrechtsz (Gijsbertsz), an elder of the Dutch Mennonite congregation of Gouda who adhered to the strict Mennonite principles; in 1660 he was present at the Flemish conference held at Leiden (see Leidsche Synode), which appointed him and three other ministers to visit Galenus Abrahamsz, preacher at Amsterdam, to ask him to change his opinions or to suspend his ministerial duties. In 1665 we find Gijsbrechtsz with the Zonist wing opposing the Galenists (or Lamists), and traveling to Zeeland with the Zonist leader Samuel Apostool to persuade the congregations in this province to join the Zonists.

Bibliography

Meihuizen, H. W. Galenus Abrahamsz. Haarlem, 1954: 74, 106 f.


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1956


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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Gijsbrechtsz, Hendrik (17th century)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 16 Apr 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Gijsbrechtsz,_Hendrik_(17th_century)&oldid=81173.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1956). Gijsbrechtsz, Hendrik (17th century). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 16 April 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Gijsbrechtsz,_Hendrik_(17th_century)&oldid=81173.




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