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Walaeus, Antonius
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(Antoine de Waele; Oct 2, 1573, Ghent – Jul 9, 1639, Leiden), Dutch Reformed theologian. He began studies in theology in 1596 at Leiden; his teachers included F. Junius and F. Gomarus. After a study tour through France, Switzerland, and Germany, he was appointed pastor in Koudekerke in 1602 and in Middelburg in 1605. In 1619 he became professor of theology at Leiden. On many occasions, he served as theological adviser to Maurice of Orange. In the debate over the Calvinistic confessionalization of society, Walaeus argued against the Arminian J. Uytenbogaert and attempt…

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Kirn, Hans-Martin, “Walaeus, Antonius”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 19 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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