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Windesheim, a village in the Dutch province of Overijssel, where a monastery was founded in 1385, which was the center of the Windesheim monastic order issuing from the Brethren of the Com­mon Life movement. This monastic order stressed knowledge of the Bible and reading of the Bible in the vernacular and cultivated evangelical piety. According to Kühler, it prepared the soil for Sacramentism and Anabaptism.

Bibliography

Acquoy, J. G. R. Het Klooster van Windesheim. 3 vol. Utrecht, 1875-80.

Kühler, Wilhelmus Johannes. Geschiedenis der Nederlandsche Doopsgezinden in de Zestiende Eeuw. Haarlem: H.D. Tjeenk Willink, 1932: I, 28.


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959


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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Windesheim (Overijssel, Netherlands)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 21 Aug 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Windesheim_(Overijssel,_Netherlands)&oldid=86148.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1959). Windesheim (Overijssel, Netherlands). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 21 August 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Windesheim_(Overijssel,_Netherlands)&oldid=86148.




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