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Wouter Denys, an Anabaptist martyr, who was seized at Meenen in Belgium with five companions and after cruel torture burned at the stake in Courtrai on 30 April 1569. "With metal cut from a coin and with ink made of chalk" he wrote several let­ters, three of which are given in the <em>Martyrs' Mirror</em>. The first was written to his wife, admonishing her to walk in the fear of the Lord and to seek her sal­vation more earnestly than heretofore; the third let­ter, more general in character, requested the inter­cession of friends for the prisoners. He was a native of Courtrai (Kortrijk) and had been (re)baptized in 1569.

Bibliography

Braght, Thieleman J. van. Het Bloedigh Tooneel of Martelaers Spiegel der Doopsgesinde of Weereloose Christenen, Die om 't getuygenis van Jesus haren Salighmaker geleden hebben ende gedood zijn van Christi tijd of tot desen tijd toe. Den Tweeden Druk. Amsterdam: Hieronymus Sweerts, …, 1685. Part II: 408 f.

Braght, Thieleman J. van. The Bloody Theatre or Martyrs' Mirror of the Defenseless Christians Who Baptized Only upon Confession of Faith and Who Suffered and Died for the Testimony of Jesus Their Saviour . . . to the Year A.D. 1660. Scottdale, PA: Herald Press, 1951: 795-61.

Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967: v. IV.

Verheyden, A. L. E. Le Martyrologe Courtraisien et la Martyrologe Bruxellois. Vilvorde : R. Allecourt, 1950: 39, No. 27.


Author(s) Christian Neff
Date Published 1959


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Neff, Christian. "Wouter Denys (d. 1569)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 16 Apr 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Wouter_Denys_(d._1569)&oldid=86263.

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Neff, Christian. (1959). Wouter Denys (d. 1569). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 16 April 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Wouter_Denys_(d._1569)&oldid=86263.




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