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Amyraut, Moïse
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(Sep 1596, Bourgueil, Touraine – Jan 8, 1664, Saumur) studied law at Poitiers and theology at Saumur (1618–1621). In 1626, after a brief stay in London and an initial pastorate at St. Aignan, he became pastor and in 1633 professor at Saumur. His doctrine of hypothetical universalism (Traité de la prédestination) provoked violent controversy. It is based on the principle that God wills the salvation of all, insofar as they have faith. God's will, however, is frustrated by human depravity, the result of original sin, so that univer…

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Dingel, Irene, “Amyraut, Moïse”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 27 May 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_00648>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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