Thomas Arentsz (d. 1553)
Thomas (Toenis) Arentsz, an Anabaptist martyr burned at the stake with two others 28 June 1553, at Leeuwarden in Friesland, Netherlands. He was (re)baptized, rejected the Catholic doctrine of transubstantiation, and believed "that all that is done in the (Catholic) church is idolatry." He persisted in his heresy, i.e., he died as a loyal member of the Mennonite church.
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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Thomas Arentsz (d. 1553)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 22 Oct 2017. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Thomas_Arentsz_(d._1553)&oldid=128280.
Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1959). Thomas Arentsz (d. 1553). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 22 October 2017, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Thomas_Arentsz_(d._1553)&oldid=128280.
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 714. All rights reserved.
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