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Soest, a town in Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany, about 30 miles south of Münster (coordinates: 51° 34′ 16″ N, 8° 6′ 33″ E), was visited in October 1534 by eight apostles sent out by Jan van Leyden to convert its citizens. Among the apostles were Johann Dusentschuer, Hendrik Slachtscaep, and Hendrik van Maren. Soon after their arrival, they were all arrested and, on 23 October 1534, beheaded (not 21 October 1543, as is erroneously stated in The Mennonite Encyclopedia: II, 112). Anabaptism could not develop in Soest.

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Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959


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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Soest (Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 23 Jul 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Soest_(Nordrhein-Westfalen,_Germany)&oldid=109470.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1959). Soest (Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 23 July 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Soest_(Nordrhein-Westfalen,_Germany)&oldid=109470.




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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 570. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.


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