William Ames

(1576—1633) theologian and university teacher

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English Calvinist moral theologian. At Cambridge he became an extreme Puritan. He took a prominent part in the Remonstrant controversies in the Netherlands and in 1622 he became professor of theology at Franeker. His chief work, De Conscientia (1632), is one of the first Protestant treatises on casuistry and was long held in high repute for its incisive decisions.

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