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Antoinette Bourignon

Antoinette Bourignon
Antoinette Bourignon
Short Name: Antoinette Bourignon
Full Name: Bourignon, Antoinette, 1616-1680
Birth Year: 1616
Death Year: 1680

Bourignon, Antoinette, was born at Lisle in 1616. From a very early period she was under the influence of religion, which took, in course of time, a mystical turn. Undertaking the work of a religious reformer, she visited France, Holland, England, and Scotland; and published several works dealing with The Testimony of Truth; The Renovation of the Gospel Spirit, &c. Her enthusiasm, peculiarity of views, and disregard of all sects raised on the one hand zealous persecutors, and on the other warm adherents. At her death at Franeker, in Friesland, Oct. 30, 1680, she left a large number of followers, especially in Scotland and France. Her works were published in 19 vols. at Amsterdam, 1686. She is known to hymnology through her hymn, "Venez Jesus, mon salutaire" (q.v.).

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

Wikipedia Biography

Antoinette Bourignon de la Porte (13 January 1616 – 30 October 1680) was a French-Flemish mystic and adventurer. She taught that the end times would come soon and that the Last Judgment would then fall. Her belief was that she was chosen by God to restore true Christianity on earth and became the central figure of a spiritual network that extended beyond the borders of the Dutch Republic, including Holstein and Scotland. Bourignon's sect belonged to the spiritualist movements that have been characterized as the "third power".

Texts by Antoinette Bourignon (7)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
Ach LIebster, zeuch mich von der ErdenAntoinette Bourignon (Author)German2
Come, O thou Prophet of the LordAntoinette Bourignon (Author)2
Come, Savior, Jesus, from aboveAntoinette Bourignon (Author)English42
Gute Nacht der schnoeden WeltAntoinette Bourignon (Author)2
Ich lasse dich nicht, du Freund meiner SeelenAntoinette Bourignon (Author)2
Komm, Jesu, komm, und lass mir werden dichAntoinette Bourignon (Author)2
Savior divine, now from aboveAntoinette Bourignon (Author)2

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