Naeldemansvolk were the followers of Hendrik Naeldernan at Franeker, Friesland. Here in 1556 a group of moderate Dutch Mennonites, who opposed the practice of strict marital avoidance, disagreed with Menno Simons, Dirk Philips, Leenaert Bouwens, and other conservative leaders. They were also called "de nieuwe gemeente" (new congregation) or Franekeraars (Franickers). Soon they joined or merged with the Waterlanders. At other places mention is also made of the "Hendrik-Naeldemansvolk," for example at Vlissingen, where Cornelis de Compasmaker was said to have been their leader.
Cramer, Samuel and Fredrik Pijper. Bibliotheca Reformatoria Neerlandica. The Hague: M. Nijhoff, 1903-1914: VII, 460, 464 f.
|Author(s)||Nanne van der Zijpp|
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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Naeldemansvolk." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 20 Oct 2017. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Naeldemansvolk&oldid=118909.
Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1957). Naeldemansvolk. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 20 October 2017, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Naeldemansvolk&oldid=118909.
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