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Soest, a town in Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany, about 30 miles south of Münster (coordinates: 51° 34′ 16″ N, 8° 6′ 33″ E), was visited in October 1534 by eight apostles sent out by Jan van Leyden to convert its citizens. Among the apostles were Johann Dusentschuer, Hendrik Slachtscaep, and Hendrik van Maren. Soon after their arrival, they were all arrested and, on 23 October 1534, beheaded (not 21 October 1543, as is erroneously stated in The Mennonite Encyclopedia: II, 112). Anabaptism could not develop in Soest.


Map:Soest (Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany)

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Soest (Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 3 May 2016.,_Germany)&oldid=68223.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1959). Soest (Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 3 May 2016, from,_Germany)&oldid=68223.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 570. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.

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