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Claes Arentsz, Elder of the Flemish Mennonite church of [[Zijpe (Noord-Holland, Netherlands)|Nieuwe Zijpe]] in the [[Netherlands|Netherlands]], had spoken slightingly of [[Infant Baptism|infant baptism]] while per­forming a baptismal service at [[De Waal (Noord-Holland, Netherlands)|de Waal]] on the island of [[Texel (Noord-Holland, Netherlands)|Texel ]]on 3 March 1649. For this he was imprisoned on a charge brought by the Reformed minister [[Molanus, Jacobus Gualtems (17th century)|J. G. Molanus]], author of <em>Christen-Kinder</em><em>doopswaerheydt </em>(1650). Arentsz was soon released on bail, but was forced to dispute with Molanus and the other Reformed ministers of the island. In this disputation he was assisted by [[Galenus Abrahamsz de Haan (1622-1706)|Galenus Abrahamsz]] and two other preachers of [[Amsterdam (Noord-Holland, Netherlands)|Amsterdam]]. After the dispute Arentsz was ordered never to publicly oppose infant baptism. At a meeting of conservative Flemish elders, preachers, and deacons held at [[Leiden (Zuid-Holland, Netherlands)|Leiden]] in June 1660, and presided over by [[Braght, Tieleman Jansz van (1625-1664)|van Braght]], Arentsz was invited to give two ad­dresses.
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Claes Arentsz, Elder of the Flemish Mennonite church of [[Zijpe (Noord-Holland, Netherlands)|Nieuwe Zijpe]] in the [[Netherlands|Netherlands]], had spoken slightingly of [[Infant Baptism|infant baptism]] while per­forming a baptismal service at [[De Waal (Noord-Holland, Netherlands)|de Waal]] on the island of [[Texel (Noord-Holland, Netherlands)|Texel ]]on 3 March 1649. For this he was imprisoned on a charge brought by the Reformed minister [[Molanus, Jacobus Gualtems (17th century)|J. G. Molanus]], author of <em>Christen-Kinderdoopswaerheydt </em>(1650). Arentsz was soon released on bail, but was forced to dispute with Molanus and the other Reformed ministers of the island. In this disputation he was assisted by [[Galenus Abrahamsz de Haan (1622-1706)|Galenus Abrahamsz]] and two other preachers of [[Amsterdam (Noord-Holland, Netherlands)|Amsterdam]]. After the dispute Arentsz was ordered never to publicly oppose infant baptism. At a meeting of conservative Flemish elders, preachers, and deacons held at [[Leiden (Zuid-Holland, Netherlands)|Leiden]] in June 1660, and presided over by [[Braght, Tieleman Jansz van (1625-1664)|van Braght]], Arentsz was invited to give two ad­dresses.
 
= Bibliography =
 
= Bibliography =
 
Cate, Steven Blaupot ten. <em>Geschiedenis der Doopsgezinden in Holland, Zeeland, Utrecht en Gelderland.</em> 2 v. Amsterdam: P.N. van Kampen, 1847: v. I, 195-197.
 
Cate, Steven Blaupot ten. <em>Geschiedenis der Doopsgezinden in Holland, Zeeland, Utrecht en Gelderland.</em> 2 v. Amsterdam: P.N. van Kampen, 1847: v. I, 195-197.
  
 
<span class="Apple-style-span">Melhuizen, Hendrik W. </span><em style="text-align: left;">Galenus Abrahamsz, 1622-1706: Strijder Voor Een Onbeperkte Verdgraagzaamheid En Verdediger Van Het Doperse Spiritualisme</em><span class="Apple-style-span" style="text-align: left;">. Haarlem: H.D. Tjeenk Willink, 1954.</span>
 
<span class="Apple-style-span">Melhuizen, Hendrik W. </span><em style="text-align: left;">Galenus Abrahamsz, 1622-1706: Strijder Voor Een Onbeperkte Verdgraagzaamheid En Verdediger Van Het Doperse Spiritualisme</em><span class="Apple-style-span" style="text-align: left;">. Haarlem: H.D. Tjeenk Willink, 1954.</span>
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Claes Arentsz, Elder of the Flemish Mennonite church of Nieuwe Zijpe in the Netherlands, had spoken slightingly of infant baptism while per­forming a baptismal service at de Waal on the island of Texel on 3 March 1649. For this he was imprisoned on a charge brought by the Reformed minister J. G. Molanus, author of Christen-Kinderdoopswaerheydt (1650). Arentsz was soon released on bail, but was forced to dispute with Molanus and the other Reformed ministers of the island. In this disputation he was assisted by Galenus Abrahamsz and two other preachers of Amsterdam. After the dispute Arentsz was ordered never to publicly oppose infant baptism. At a meeting of conservative Flemish elders, preachers, and deacons held at Leiden in June 1660, and presided over by van Braght, Arentsz was invited to give two ad­dresses.

[edit] Bibliography

Cate, Steven Blaupot ten. Geschiedenis der Doopsgezinden in Holland, Zeeland, Utrecht en Gelderland. 2 v. Amsterdam: P.N. van Kampen, 1847: v. I, 195-197.

Melhuizen, Hendrik W. Galenus Abrahamsz, 1622-1706: Strijder Voor Een Onbeperkte Verdgraagzaamheid En Verdediger Van Het Doperse Spiritualisme. Haarlem: H.D. Tjeenk Willink, 1954.


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1953


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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Claes Arentsz (17th century)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1953. Web. 29 Jul 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Claes_Arentsz_(17th_century)&oldid=120962.

APA style

Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1953). Claes Arentsz (17th century). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 29 July 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Claes_Arentsz_(17th_century)&oldid=120962.




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