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Bourignon, Antoinette
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(Jan 13, 1616, Ryssel, Lille – Oct 30, 1680, Franeker) was born a Catholic. She moved to Amsterdam in 1667 and had contact with Mennonites, Quakers, Labadists (J. de Labadie) and isolated figures such as J.A. Comenius and C. Hoburg. Between 1671 and 1676, she attempted from Schleswig-Holstein to set up a community on the island of Nordstrand near Husum. Its members were to live in ascetic separation from the world, on the model of the early Christians. Bourignon's writings are primarily concerned with her revelations, …

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Albrecht, Ruth, “Bourignon, Antoinette”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 07 December 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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