Synod of Dort

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The assembly of the Dutch Reformed Church convened at Dort (Dordrecht) by the States-General to deal with the Arminian controversy. It passed five articles asserting unconditional election, a limited atonement, the total depravity of humanity, the irresistibility of grace, and the final perseverance of the saints. It also confirmed the authority of the Belgic Confession and the Heidelberg Catechism. As a result some 200 Remonstrant clergy were deprived.

Subjects: Christianity — Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

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