Religion Past and Present

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I. Origins and Spread – II. Great Britain – III. North America

I. Origins and Dissemination

The public criticism of the Calvinist doctrine of predestination by J. Arminius was increasingly associated after his death (1609) with church-political and general political motives and opened up a dynamic which created a deep split in the Reformed churches of the Dutch General States for around a decade. The orthodox Calvinist opponents of the Arminians, led theologically by F. Gomarus, fough…

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Kaufmann, Thomas and Bangs, Carl, “Arminians”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 26 June 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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