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Voetius, Gisbert
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(Mar 3, 1589, Heusden, Holland –Nov 1, 1676, Utrecht). Born to a noble family impoverished by war, Voetius began to study theology at Leiden in 1604; as a student of F. Gomarus, he was deeply involved in the debates between the Remonstrants (Arminians) and Contraremonstrants. In 1611 he was appointed pastor in Vlijmen, in 1617 in Heusden, his home town, and in 1629 in ’s-Hertogenbosch. In 1618/1619 he took part in the Synod of Dort, agreeing with the Contraremonstrants’ doctrine o…

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Kaufmann, Thomas, “Voetius, Gisbert”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 21 June 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_026377>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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