Dutch Calvinist theologian. From 1585 he was professor of theology at the newly founded university of Franeker. His prime concern was to counter RC teaching, especially that of R. Bellarmine, against whom he directed three works. In defence of orthodox Calvinism he also opposed Socinianism and Arminianism. He took a prominent part in the Synod of Dort (1618–19).
Subjects: Christianity — Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).