Blaauw, Gerrit (ca. 1705-1787)

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Gerrit Blaauw, preacher of the Frisian Mennonite congregation at Wormerveer, 1727-1780, an "experienced and intelligent research scholar in the privileges and customs of the Dutch Mennonites" (Samuel Muller), in 1765 published Brief an den Heer . . . beheizende een antwoord op drie fragen, . . . in which he urged the Mennonites, as loyal citizens to fulfill their duty to their country, and defended the rights of the Mennonites. In 1772 he wrote Ontwerp tot meerdere aanweeking van leeraren, which booklet he sent to the congregations. He was led to write this book by the great recession of the Dutch Mennonite congregations, which he attributed to the inadequate education of their ministers. He also published some sermons.


Catalogus der werken over de Doopsgezinden en hunne geschiedenis aanwezig in de bibliotheek der Vereenigde Doopsgezinde Gemeente to Amsterdam. Amsterdam: J.H. de Bussy, 1919: 188, 220, 249.

Doopsgezind Jaarboekje (1837): 67 ff., 96.

Doopsgezinde Bijdragen (1890): 82.

Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. I, 225.

Hoop Scheffer, Jacob Gijsbert de. Inventaris der Archiefstukken berustende bij de Vereenigde Doopsgezinde Gemeente to Amsterdam, 2 vols. Amsterdam: Uitgegeven en ten geschenke aangeboden door den Kerkeraad dier Gemeente, 1883-1884: v. I, 684, 761.

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Author(s) Christian Neff
Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1953

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Neff, Christian and Nanne van der Zijpp. "Blaauw, Gerrit (ca. 1705-1787)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1953. Web. 23 Jul 2018.,_Gerrit_(ca._1705-1787)&oldid=107185.

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Neff, Christian and Nanne van der Zijpp. (1953). Blaauw, Gerrit (ca. 1705-1787). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 23 July 2018, from,_Gerrit_(ca._1705-1787)&oldid=107185.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, p. 350. All rights reserved.

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