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All articles & reviews tagged with jacobus-arminius

Historical

March 2000
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The Synod of Dort

The date is Monday 6 May 1619. The place is the ‘Great Church’ in the influential city of Dordrecht (or Dort) in the central Netherlands. Since November 1618 (300 years ago, this month) the Great Synod of Dort has been meeting daily; a total of 154 sessions have been held. It is thought that…

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The Synod of Dort

Historical

January 2013
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The Synod of Dort

The Synod of Dort In recent years, Calvinism has acquired a new level of energy and interest. In 2009 Time magazine (12 March 2009) called Calvinism one of the top ten ideas changing the world. But what is Calvinism? Broadly speaking, Calvinism (named after the sixteenth-century Genevan reformer John Calvin) is a biblical world-and-life…

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The Synod of Dort

Historical

November 2009
Articles > Historical

The Synod of Dort

The Synod of Dort   Last month, we looked at the life and teaching of Jacob Arminius (1560-1609). When he died the system of theology that bears his name did not perish with him.   In 1610, forty Dutch theologians who championed his ideas gathered at Gouda for a conference, under the leadership of…

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Historical

October 2009
Articles > Historical

Arminius

Arminius In what must be one of the great ironies of church history, Jacob Arminius shares an anniversary year with John Calvin. The Genevan Reformer was born 500 years ago on 10 July 1509. Arminius, who did so much to question Calvin's theology of sovereign grace, died on 19 October 1609. Like Calvin, Arminius…

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