Christian Cyclopedia

About the Cyclopedia

Menno Simons

(ca. 1492/96–ca. 1559/61). B. Wittmarsum, near Bolsward, Friesland, Neth.; father's first name: Simon, which became the son's patronymic: Simon's (zoon); RC priest Utrecht 1524; in doubt regarding transubstantiation and under reform influences; priest Witmarsum 1531–36; left RC Ch. 1536; joined Anabap. movement 1537 and became its leader in the Low Countries. See also Mennonite Churches.

Edited by: Erwin L. Lueker, Luther Poellot, Paul Jackson
©Concordia Publishing House, 2000, All rights Reserved. Reproduced with Permission

Internet Version Produced by
The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod

Original Editions ©Copyright 1954, 1975, 2000
Concordia Publishing House
All rights reserved.

Content Reproduced with Permission

Stay Connected! Join the LCMS Network:

Contact Us Online
(Staff Switchboard)
(Church Info Center)
1333 S Kirkwood Rd
Saint Louis, MO 63122-7226 | Directions


Featured Publication

The Lutheran Witness

LCMS Communications

Interpreting the contemporary world from a Lutheran Christian perspective.
Visit TLW Online