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IJselstein (IJsselstein), a town (1947 pop., 5,311, 2005 pop. 34,000) in the Dutch province of [[Utrecht (Netherlands)|Utrecht]], which, together with the village of [[Benschop (Utrecht, Netherlands)|Benschop]], was governed by the tolerant Ghijsbrecht van Baeck in the early 1530s when [[Anabaptism|Anabaptism]] arose in the [[Netherlands|Netherlands]]. The reformer Henric Rol, who later joined the Anabaptists, was until about 1530 van Baeck's domestic chaplain, and van Baeck's wife, Else van Lostadt, was herself an Anabaptist. Anabaptist meetings could be held freely at IJselstein. But Anabaptism in this territory soon deteriorated into [[Münster Anabaptists|Münsterism]], leaders like [[Gerrit van Benschop (d. 1535)|Gerrit van Benschop]] preaching revolutionary principles. After 1535 it soon declined, though IJselstein in the following years was still a shelter for Anabaptists persecuted elsewhere. When Else van Lostadt, who had been in prison 1544-1548, was set free, all traces of Anabaptism had disappeared in this region.
 
IJselstein (IJsselstein), a town (1947 pop., 5,311, 2005 pop. 34,000) in the Dutch province of [[Utrecht (Netherlands)|Utrecht]], which, together with the village of [[Benschop (Utrecht, Netherlands)|Benschop]], was governed by the tolerant Ghijsbrecht van Baeck in the early 1530s when [[Anabaptism|Anabaptism]] arose in the [[Netherlands|Netherlands]]. The reformer Henric Rol, who later joined the Anabaptists, was until about 1530 van Baeck's domestic chaplain, and van Baeck's wife, Else van Lostadt, was herself an Anabaptist. Anabaptist meetings could be held freely at IJselstein. But Anabaptism in this territory soon deteriorated into [[Münster Anabaptists|Münsterism]], leaders like [[Gerrit van Benschop (d. 1535)|Gerrit van Benschop]] preaching revolutionary principles. After 1535 it soon declined, though IJselstein in the following years was still a shelter for Anabaptists persecuted elsewhere. When Else van Lostadt, who had been in prison 1544-1548, was set free, all traces of Anabaptism had disappeared in this region.
 
= Bibliography =
 
= Bibliography =
Hoop Scheffer, Jacob Gijsbert de. <em class="gameo_bibliography">Inventaris der Archiefstukken berustende bij de Vereenigde Doopsgezinde Gemeente to Amsterdam</em>. 2 v. Amsterdam: Uitgegeven en ten geschenke aangeboden door den Kerkeraad dier Gemeente, 1883-1884: I, 28, 33, 39, 55, 104, 230.
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Hoop Scheffer, Jacob Gijsbert de. <em class="gameo_bibliography">Inventaris der Archiefstukken berustende bij de Vereenigde Doopsgezinde Gemeente to Amsterdam</em>, 2 vols. Amsterdam: Uitgegeven en ten geschenke aangeboden door den Kerkeraad dier Gemeente, 1883-1884: I, 28, 33, 39, 55, 104, 230.
  
 
Kühler, Wilhelmus Johannes. <em class="gameo_bibliography">Geschiedenis der Nederlandsche Doopsgezinden in de Zestiende Eeuw</em>. Haarlem: H.D. Tjeenk Willink, 1932: 88, 99, 175, 208.
 
Kühler, Wilhelmus Johannes. <em class="gameo_bibliography">Geschiedenis der Nederlandsche Doopsgezinden in de Zestiende Eeuw</em>. Haarlem: H.D. Tjeenk Willink, 1932: 88, 99, 175, 208.

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IJselstein (IJsselstein), a town (1947 pop., 5,311, 2005 pop. 34,000) in the Dutch province of Utrecht, which, together with the village of Benschop, was governed by the tolerant Ghijsbrecht van Baeck in the early 1530s when Anabaptism arose in the Netherlands. The reformer Henric Rol, who later joined the Anabaptists, was until about 1530 van Baeck's domestic chaplain, and van Baeck's wife, Else van Lostadt, was herself an Anabaptist. Anabaptist meetings could be held freely at IJselstein. But Anabaptism in this territory soon deteriorated into Münsterism, leaders like Gerrit van Benschop preaching revolutionary principles. After 1535 it soon declined, though IJselstein in the following years was still a shelter for Anabaptists persecuted elsewhere. When Else van Lostadt, who had been in prison 1544-1548, was set free, all traces of Anabaptism had disappeared in this region.

Bibliography

Hoop Scheffer, Jacob Gijsbert de. Inventaris der Archiefstukken berustende bij de Vereenigde Doopsgezinde Gemeente to Amsterdam, 2 vols. Amsterdam: Uitgegeven en ten geschenke aangeboden door den Kerkeraad dier Gemeente, 1883-1884: I, 28, 33, 39, 55, 104, 230.

Kühler, Wilhelmus Johannes. Geschiedenis der Nederlandsche Doopsgezinden in de Zestiende Eeuw. Haarlem: H.D. Tjeenk Willink, 1932: 88, 99, 175, 208.

Mellink, Albert F. De Wederdopers in de noordelijke Nederlanden 1531-1544. Groningen: J.B. Wolters, 1954: 231-241.


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959


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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "IJsselstein (Utrecht, Netherlands)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 19 Dec 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=IJsselstein_(Utrecht,_Netherlands)&oldid=111783.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1959). IJsselstein (Utrecht, Netherlands). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 19 December 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=IJsselstein_(Utrecht,_Netherlands)&oldid=111783.




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