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Arminius, Jacobus
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(Jacob Hermansz/Harmensen/ Hermanszoon; Oct 10, 1560, Oudewater aan de IJssel, Holland – Oct 19, 1609, Leiden). The significance of Arminius lies especially in his denial of the doctrine of supralapsarian predestination (Infralapsarianism) of nascent orthodox Calvinism, which had become systematized as a specific point of doctrine in confessional theology in the final third of the 16th century. This earned him esteem as an advocate of Christianity free from confessional constraint. The Synod of Dort in 1618/1619 condemned his teaching and that of his followers (A…

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Kaufmann, Thomas, “Arminius, Jacobus”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 06 March 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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