Dutch Calvinist. In 1594 he was appointed professor of theology at Leiden. Here he became an upholder of rigid Calvinist principles and engaged in a prolonged controversy with J. Arminius. At the Synod of Dort (1618–19) he was among the chief opponents of Arminianism but failed to win majority support for his supralapsarian view of predestination. He was one of the official revisers of the Dutch OT.
Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — Christianity.