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Zeeuwsche Sociëteit (Zeeland Conference). In September 1685 an attempt was made to found a Lamist Mennonite conference in the Dutch province of Zeeland in order to meet the increasing need for capable preachers in the churches. Middelburg took the initiative and invited the congregations of Cadzand, Zierikzee, Brouwershaven, and Aardenburg to support the plan. Vlissingen and Goes, both siding with the Zonists, were not invited. As far as is known, after a first meeting of the Societëit, October 1685, the matter was dropped.

Bibliography

Hoop Scheffer, Jacob Gijsbert de. Inventaris der Archiefstukken berustende bij de Vereenigde Doopsgezinde Gemeente to Amsterdam. 2 v. Amsterdam: Uitgegeven en ten geschenke aangeboden door den Kerkeraad dier Gemeente, 1883-1884: II, 2, Nos. 589-91.


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959


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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Zeeuwsche Sociëteit." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 19 Sep 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Zeeuwsche_Soci%C3%ABteit&oldid=78987.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1959). Zeeuwsche Sociëteit. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 19 September 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Zeeuwsche_Soci%C3%ABteit&oldid=78987.




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