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Dort, Synod of
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The General Synod of the Reformed Congregations of the Netherlands, meeting between Nov 1618 and May 1619 in Dort (Dordrecht) for the first time since 1586 (The Hague) ended theological and church-political disputes that had erupted in the 1580s. These disputes were centered on the doctrine of predestination, the binding force of the doctrinal confessions, and the role of secular authority in church matters, and they had entered a dramatic stage, beginning in 1608–1610 in the conflict between Arminians (Remonstrants) and Gomarists (F. Gomarus) (Contraremonstrant…

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Kaufmann, Thomas, “Dort, Synod of”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 03 March 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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