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The assumed name of Simon Bisschop (1583–1643), who systematized the typical tenets of Arminianism. One of the signatories of the Remonstrance (1610), he was chief spokesman of the Remonstrants summoned to the Synod of Dort, and he later drew up a confession of faith for the newly founded Remonstrant Brotherhood. He emphasized the practical nature of Christianity, protested against the current Calvinist teaching on predestination, stressed the responsibility of human beings, not God, for sin, and taught a reduced view of the divinity of Christ and a subordinationist doctrine of the Trinity.

Subjects: Christianity.

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