Verduin, Abraham (1668-1756)

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Abraham Verduin (born Amsterdam, 1 December 1668, died Koogaan de Zaan, 1756) was trained for the ministry by Galenus Abrahamsz at Amsterdam. He was appointed ministerial candidate by the church board of the Amsterdam Lamist congregation and accept­ed a call of the Koog-Zaandijk congregation, which caused some trouble with the trustees of the Amster­dam congregation, who wished Verduin to be a preacher of their church. Verduin served at Koog-Zaandijk for nearly sixty years, from 1698 until his death. He was the first formally trained and sal­aried minister of this congregation. Until 1726 he received a salary of 600 Dutch guilders, but after this year he refused the payment, henceforth serving "for love." He probably practiced some other pro­fession which enabled him to do without the salary. Verduin served with great ability and much blessing. In April 1728 his colleague, Dirk Simonsz Moeriaen(s), a lay preacher, died. Verduin preached his funeral sermon, Het Heil in den Dood (Haar­lem, n.d.). Besides this sermon he published a large number of books.


Doopsgezinde Bijdragen (1918): 57, 58, 61, 62, 64-67.

Hoop Scheffer, Jacob Gijsbert de. Inventaris der Archiefstukken berustende bij de Vereenigde Doopsgezinde Gemeente to Amsterdam, 2 vols. Amsterdam: Uitgegeven en ten geschenke aangeboden door den Kerkeraad dier Gemeente, 1883-1884: II, Nos. 2033, 2537 f.

Schijn, Hermann. Aanhangzel Dienende tot den Vervolg of Derde Deel van de Geschiedenis der Mennoniten ... in het welke noch Negentien Leeraars der Mennoniten ...  Amsterdam: Kornelis de Wit, 1745: III, 497-508 (with portrait).

Books by Verduin:

Brief aan Koenraad Bremer (Amsterdam, 1740).

Christelyke Godgeleerheid, 2 vv. (Haarlem, 1729).

Christelyk Onderwys in Geloof en Zeeden (Haarlem, 1734, 2d ed. Amsterdam, 1739).

Examen Argumentorum (Amsterdam, 1729), in which treatise he opposed the Remonstrant professor van Cattenburgh , who had attacked the Mennonites because they refused to take an oath.

Geloofsbelydenis volgens de Gronden der Doopsgezinden (Haarlem, 1729).

Kort Onderwerp van de Voornamste Geloof-zaaken (Amsterdam, 1707).

Kort Onderwys voor Geloofs-leerlingen (Amsterdam, 1714).

Korte Schets van het Christelyk Geloof (Haarlem, 1734, repr. Amsterdam, 1739, Haarlem, 1741, ibid., 1754).

Leerredenen (sermons)

Ootmoedig Gebed van de Hebreeuwse Kerk in de Woestyn, a sermon (Amsterdam, 1718).

Over de Geboorte, het Lyden, Sterven en Begraaven van onzen Heere en Zaaligmaker fesus Christus (Amsterdam, 1752).

Paulus apostolise vermaaning aan Timotheus (Haarlem, 1742).

De Pligt der Barmhertigheid (Haarlem, 1739), a sermon preached on the occasion of an of­fering in behalf of the Prussian Mennonites.

Verhandeling van het Onderscheid tussen de Reden en het Geloof (Amsterdam, 1746).

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959

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