Mellin, Abraham Philippus (17th century)

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Abraham Philippus Mellin (Mellinus, Mailing), (dates of birth and death unknown), was in the early 17th century a Reformed pastor at St. Anthonispolder, Dutch province of South Holland. He published the Eerste deel van het Groot Rechtgevoelende Christen Martelaers-Boeck . . . (Dordrecht, 1619). This martyr book deals only with the Christian martyrs until 1520; Mellin's intention to continue his work and list also the martyrs of the Reformation period was not carried out. Mellin's book, which shows evidence of thorough scholarship, was used by T. J. van Braght for his Martyrs Mirror. In 1656 it was severely criticized by the Catholic Arnout van Geluwe.


Glasius, B. Godgeleerd Nederland II. 's Hertogenbosch, 1853: 492 f.

Haeghen, Ferdinand van der., Thomas Arnold and R. Vanden Berghe. Bibliographie des Martyrologes Protestants Néerlandais. II. Receuils. The Hague: M. Nijhoff, 1890: 435-440.

Studer, Gerald C. "A History of the Martyrs' Mirror." Mennonite Quarterly Review 32 (1948): 163-179, particularly 169.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1957

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Mellin, Abraham Philippus (17th century)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 19 Aug 2018.,_Abraham_Philippus_(17th_century)&oldid=92698.

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