Dijk, Jan van (d. 1678)

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Jan van Dijk (Dijck) was a Dutch Mennonite minister who served the Zonist congregation at Amsterdam from 1664 until his death in 1678. He was the author of Noodtwendich Bericht tot Openinge der tegenwoordighe onlusten . . . in de Gemeente der Doopsgezinde . . . binnen Amsterdam (Amsterdam, 1663), and Antwoort op de Wederlegging van het Nootwendich Bericht . . . (Amsterdam, 1664). In both booklets van Dijk shows himself as a champion of the views of the conservatives among the Flemish congregation of Amsterdam, usually called de Ouderen, and an ardent antagonist of Galenus Abrahamsz and his principles. The latter book was directed against a booklet of Pieter Balling, Verdediging van de Regeering der Doopsgez. gemeente . . . (Amsterdam, 1663), in which van Dijk's Nootwendich Bericht was opposed and the Ouderen had been accused of partiality, backwardness, and defamation. In 1665 van Dijk, about whose life nothing was available, signed the Verbondt van Eenigheydt, an agreement of the conservatives, which stressed the outstanding confessions of faith.


Catalogus der werken over de Doopsgezinden en hunne geschiedenis aanwezig in de bibliotheek der Vereenigde Doopsgezinde Gemeente to Amsterdam. Amsterdam: J.H. de Bussy, 1919: 122, 123.

Visscher, H. and L. A. van Langeraad. Biographisch Woordenboek von Protestantsche Godgeleerden in Nederland.  The Hague, 1903- : II, 681.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1956

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Dijk, Jan van (d. 1678)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 15 Oct 2019. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Dijk,_Jan_van_(d._1678)&oldid=63355.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1956). Dijk, Jan van (d. 1678). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 15 October 2019, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Dijk,_Jan_van_(d._1678)&oldid=63355.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 2, p. 61. All rights reserved.

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