Postel, Wilhelm (16th century)
Wilhelm Postel (Elias Pandocheus, pseudonym), a mystic and friend of the Anabaptists of the 16th century, used the pseudonym for reasons of personal security, wrote books advocating religious tolerance, e.g., Panthenosia (1547), was a friend of Jean Bantin of Basel, Switzerland, the physician of David Joris, of Joris himself, and of Blesdijk, the son-in-law of Joris. He testified at the trial of David Joris in 1559, but said nothing personally detrimental to Joris. He ascribed great religious illumination to Joris, which had, however, been misused through the sumptuous living of the sectarian leader, who had grown wealthy from gifts of love.
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Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. III, 385.
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Teufel, Eberhard. "Postel, Wilhelm (16th century)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 21 Jan 2018. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Postel,_Wilhelm_(16th_century)&oldid=146045.
Teufel, Eberhard. (1959). Postel, Wilhelm (16th century). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 21 January 2018, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Postel,_Wilhelm_(16th_century)&oldid=146045.
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