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Gomarus, Franciscus
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(Jan 30, 1563, Brugge – Jan 11, 1641, Groningen). While a student, Gomarus heard the lectures of the leading Reformed theologians of his time, including F. Junius, Z. Ursinus, and H. Zanchi at Neustadt an der Haardt, William Whitaker at Cambridge, and J.-J. Grynaeus at Heidelberg. In 1586 he became pastor of the Dutch refugee congregation in Frankfurt am Main. From 1594 to 1611 he was a professor at Leiden. A strict adherent of scholastic Calvinism, he sensed Pelagianism and Jesuitism in the theology of J. Arminius, his colleague at Leiden – especially in the latte…

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de Groot, Aart, “Gomarus, Franciscus”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 17 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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