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Brakel
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1. Theodorus

à (Dirk Gerrits; 1608, Enkhuizen– Feb 14, 1669, Makkum), the mystic Reformed theologian involved in the “Nadere Reformatie,” who was more interested in contemplation than in pressing for church reform and was active as a parish pastor in the north of the Netherlands. In his writings Brakel developed a path for the ascension of the soul to complete communion with Christ based on his own mystical experience.

Bibliography

A. Ritschl, Geschichte des Pietismus, I, 1880 (repr. 1966), 268–276

W. Goeters, Die …

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Kaufmann, Thomas, “Brakel”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 19 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_02318>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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