Revisiting the Synod of Dordt (1618-1619)

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Aza Goudriaan, Fred van Lieburg
BRILL, Dec 6, 2010 - Religion - 442 pages
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The Synod of Dordt (1618-1619), the international assembly which ended the years-long dispute between Arminians and Calvinists, was a defining event in Dutch history. This collected volume presents new facts and analyses concerning the Synod, its context, and its legacy.
 

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Contents

Gisbertus Samuels a Reformed Minister Sentenced by the Synod of Zeeland in 1591 for His Opinions on Predestination
1
Defense or Deviation? A Reexamination of Arminiuss Motives to Deviate from the Mainstream Reformed Theology
23
Philosophy and the Synod of Dordt Aristotelianism Humanism and the Case against Arminianism
49
The Synod of Dordt on Arminian Anthropology
81
The Petitions of a Supposed Prophetesse The Lubeck Letters of Anna Walker and Their Significance for the Synod of Dordt A Linguistic and Contex...
107
A Distorting Mirror The Hales and Balcanquahall Letters and the Synod of Dordt
135
James Usshers Influence on the Synod of Dordt
163
The Canons of the Synod Had Shot Off the Advocates Head A Reappraisal of the Genevan Delegation at the Synod of Dordt
181
O ye Women Think of Thy Innocent Children When They Die Young The Canons of Dordt First Head Article Seventeen between Polemic and Pasto...
261
The Drafting of the Canons of Dordt A Preliminary Survey of Early Drafts and Related Documents
291
The Canons of Dordt From Judgment on Arminianism to Confessional Standard
313
Imagining the Synod of Dordt and the Arminian Controversy
335
Ambivalent Assesments of the Synod of Dordt by Dutch ContraRemonstrants
367
Making Sense of Schism
397
Index of Biblical Texts
425
Index of Names
427

On The Maccovius Affair
217
Popular and Catholic The Modus Docendi of the Canons of Dordt
243

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About the author (2010)

Aza Goudriaan, Ph.D. (1999) in Theology, University of Leiden, is Assistant Professor of Patristics and Early Modern Theology at VU University Amsterdam. His most recent book is "Reformed Orthodoxy and Philosophy, 1625-1750 " (Brill, 2006). Fred van Lieburg, Ph.D. (1996) in History, VU University Amsterdam, is Professor in History of Dutch Protestantism at the VU University Amsterdam. He has published extensively on Reformed traditions of culture, church, and piety.

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