Linde, Antonius van der (1833-1893)
Antonius van der Linde was
born 1833 at Haarlem, Holland
and died 1893 at Heidelberg, Germany. He was
educated at the expense of the Haarlem Mennonite congregation, of which his
parents were members. While he was a schoolteacher he started to study
philosophy. At first he was a rationalist, then a follower of Hegel. About 1855
he left the Mennonite
Church and joined a
strictly orthodox Reformed group who had separated from the main Reformed
Church, and served for a short period as a preacher. He soon had left it, and
studied philosophy at the University of Göttingen, Germany, obtaining his Ph.D.
degree in 1862. Later he was employed in the Royal Prussian Library in Berlin. He wrote a large
number of books and papers on very different subjects; for Mennonite history
his bibliographical study on David
Joris, published at The Hague in 1867, is of
Visscher, H. and L. A. van Langeraad. Biographisch Woordenboek von Protestantsche Godgeleerden in Nederland. Utrecht, 1903 f.: VI, 51-56.
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, p. 349. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.
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