Koopmans, Wopko Cnoop (1800-1849)

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Wopko Cnoop Koopmans, b. 23 September 1800 in Amsterdam, a son of Rinse Koopmans. At first he applied himself to literary study. The University of Utrecht awarded him a doctorate in philosophy and de humane Letteren.

Meanwhile Koopmans became interested in theology; in 1823 he became a ministerial candidate at the Mennonite Seminary in Amsterdam. He served the Utrecht congregation 1823-1827. In 1827 he was appointed as a professor at the Mennonite Theological Seminary in Amsterdam with Samuel Muller. He lectured on criticism, hermeneutics, and New Testament exegesis, later on Christian ethics. It was a great pity that during his entire career Koopmans felt overshadowed by his colleague Muller. This feeling was so serious an obstacle for one whose demands upon himself were high, that he never published his theological works. He died 4 March 1849.


Doopsgezinde Bijdragen (1885): 55; (1897): 59; (1901): 19, 144 f.

Doopsgezind Jaarboekje (1850): 15, 156-168.

Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. II, 547 f.

Molhuysen, P. C. and  P. J. Blok. Nieuw Nederlandsch Biografisch Woordenboek, 10 vols. Leiden, 1911-1937: IX, 546 ff.

Naamlijst der tegenwoordig in dienst zijnde predikanten der Mennoniten in de vereenigde Nederlanden (Amsterdam, 1829): 24, 36.

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Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1957

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