Limborch, Philippus van (1633-1712)

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Philippus van Limborch, born at Amsterdam in 1633, died there in 1712, was a Remonstrant minister at Gouda (1657-1667) and Amsterdam (1667-1668) and from 1668 until his death professor at the Remonstrant Theological Seminary at Amsterdam. Van Limborch, who published a large number of theological books in Latin, is of interest for Mennonite history because of the fact that after the death of Galenus Abrahamsz in 1706 he trained a number of Mennonite preachers and also because of the influence of his books and his theological ideas, such as rejection of predestination, emphasizing practical Christianity, and his aversion to infant baptism.


Doopsgezinde Bijdragen (1882): 78; 1918: 70.

Doopsgezind Jaarboekje (1850): 105.

Glasius, Barend. Godgeleerd Nederland: biographisch woordenboek van Nederlandsche godgeleerden. s'Hertogenbosch: Muller, 1851-1856: II, 376-380.

Visscher, H. and L. A. van Langeraad. Biographisch Woordenboek von Protestantsche Godgeleerden in Nederland. Utrecht, 1903-: VI: 41-47.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1957

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Limborch, Philippus van (1633-1712)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 17 Nov 2018.,_Philippus_van_(1633-1712)&oldid=83233.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1957). Limborch, Philippus van (1633-1712). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 17 November 2018, from,_Philippus_van_(1633-1712)&oldid=83233.


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