Benthem, Heinrich Ludolf (1661-1723)
Heinrich Ludolf Benthem, a Lutheran divine, born 2 November 1661, at Celle in Hannover, died 9 July 1723 as consistorial councilor in Harburg. He was the author of Holländischer Kirch- und Schulenstaat (Frankfurt, 1698), the 19th chapter of which dealt with "Anabaptists and Socinians," giving an interesting description of the Dutch Mennonites of his time. Especially noteworthy were his impressions of Galenus Abrahamsz de Haan, derived from personal association. The chapter ended with the complete Dordrecht Confession.
Doopsgezinde Bijdragen (1880): 18, note 1.
Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967: v. I, 163.
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, p. 275. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.
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