Toger, Frederik (ca. 1665-1720)

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Frederik Toger, born ca. 1665 at Amsterdam, died 11 March 1720, at Leiden, obtained his M.D. degree at the Leiden University in 1699 with a dissertation on "The Plague." He was then a practicing physician and in 1694-1717 also a Mennonite preacher at Leiden, Holland, 1694-1701 in the Waterlander congregation and, after the merger of this church with the Flemish, of the United congregation. Schijn's surmise that he had been a preacher at Brielle 1691-1694 has not been substantiated. Toger published De lijdzaamheid en vergelding der Heiligen (Leiden, 1703), an address on I Peter 3:6, in which he, in a learned manner, describes the meekness and the reward of the righteous; his Bondig Zamenstel der christelyke Godgeleerdheid was edited after his death by his friend Abraham van Loon and published in 1726 at Leiden; reprinted at Leiden in 1738 under the title Samenstel der christelyke godgeleerdheid. It contains six volumes. The first five volumes deal in several chapters with the doctrines of God, man, and Jesus Christ; the sixth in fourteen chapters discusses the Christian faith, regeneration, good works, conversion, justification, baptism, communion, the oath, government, war, death, the resurrection, judgment, bliss, and damnation.


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Author(s) Christian Neff
Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959

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Neff, Christian and Nanne van der Zijpp. "Toger, Frederik (ca. 1665-1720)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 28 Jul 2021.,_Frederik_(ca._1665-1720)&oldid=144637.

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Neff, Christian and Nanne van der Zijpp. (1959). Toger, Frederik (ca. 1665-1720). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 28 July 2021, from,_Frederik_(ca._1665-1720)&oldid=144637.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 736. All rights reserved.

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