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Pieter Jansz Moyer (Mooyer), a Dutch Mennonite elder, serving in the Flemish congregations of Amsterdam 1624-1642 and Leiden 1642 until his death (before 1661). Moyer, who was one of the four authors of the Flemish confession called the Olyftack (1627), also participated in the Middelstum Flemish conference of 1628. In 1649 he was at Hamburg with Isaac Jansz Snep, T. T. van Sittert, and Tobias Govertsz to settle the quarrel in the congregation concerning baptism by immersion or sprinkling. On this occasion he also visited the burial place of Menno Simons. The following two writings by Moyer have been preserved: Wederleg van Conradi Vietoris Bewijs-redenen voor der Martinisten Kinderdoop (Haarlem, 1632) and Volgher op Conradi Vietoris Voorlooper (Haarlem, 1632). In these books Moyer showed himself as a sharp opponent of infant baptism, but at the same time somewhat more progressive than most Flemish leaders were.

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Schijn, Hermann. Aanhangzel Dienende tot den Vervolg of Derde Deel van de Geschiedenis der Mennoniten .. . in het welke noch Negentien Leeraars der Mennoniten . . . Amsterdam: Kornelis de Wit, 1745: 243.


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1957


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