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Laurens Hendriks (Hendricksz), appointed deacon of the Amsterdam Mennonite congregation "bij 't Lam" in 1656, was a violent antagonist of Galenus Abrahamsz, playing an important role in the Lammerenkrijgh, the struggle between more progressive and more conservative views, Hendriks strictly holding to the conservative principles. When after a fruitless discussion between the two parties Galenus and his co-preacher presented to their opponents a copy of their XIX Artikelen (January 1657), Hendriks unfairly published this document with his additional refutation, Antwoorde bij forme van aanmerkingen . . . (Amsterdam, 1659). Galenus then published Wederleggingen van Laurens Hendriksz (Amsterdam, 1659). In 1660 and again in 1663 Hendriks tried to have Galenus suspended from his office. In 1664 Hendriks published Vrede-presentatie aan Galenus Abrahamsz en zyne Medestemmers. When in 1664 this congregation of Amsterdam divided into a Lamist and a Zonist congregation, Hendriks joined the Zonist branch, serving as a deacon until his death in 1667.

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Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1956


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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Hendriks, Laurens (d. 1667)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 27 Dec 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Hendriks,_Laurens_(d._1667)&oldid=95193.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1956). Hendriks, Laurens (d. 1667). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 27 December 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Hendriks,_Laurens_(d._1667)&oldid=95193.




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