Arminius, Arminianism, and Europe : Jacobus Arminius (1559/60-1609) /
edited by Th. Marius van Leeuwen, Keith D. Stanglin, Marijke Tolsma.
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2009.
xxii, 300 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
9004178872 (Cloth), 9789004178878 (Cloth)
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Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2009.
9004178872 (Cloth)
9789004178878 (Cloth)
general note
Conference held at Leiden University, October 2009, in honour of Jacobus Arminius on the occassion of the 400th anniversary of his death -- Introduction, p. [ix].
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Th. Marius van Leeuwen is Professor at the Remonstrant Seminary (Institute for Religious Studies, Leiden University). He holds a Ph.D. from Leiden University (The surplus of meaning. Ontology and eschatology in the philosophy of Paul Ricoeur (Rodopi 1981). Van Leeuwen authored several books and articles on biblical hermeneutics, liturgy, the Christian year, the history of the Remonstrant Brotherhood, and ecumenism. Keith D. Stanglin (2006) in Historical Theology, Calvin Theological Seminary, is Assistant Professor of Historical Theology at Harding University. He has published Arminius on the Assurance of Salvation: The Context, Roots, and Shape of the Leiden Debate, 1603-1609 (Brill, 2007), as well as several articles on the history of theology. He specializes in Reformation and Post-Reformation theology. Marijke Tolsma, art historian, is coordinator at the Remonstrant Seminary (Institute for Religious Studies, Leiden University). She publishes mainly on seventeenth-century art, related to religious subjects. Among her publications are Prachtig Protestant (Waanders, 2008), and contributions in Jane Turner (ed.), The Grove Dictionary of Art (New York, 2000).
Review Quotes
This collection is a stimulating introduction to the valuable work on Arminianism which is being done by an increasingly wide range of scholars. Stephen Hampton, Peterhouse, Cambridge. In: The Journal of Ecclesiastical History , Vol. 62, No. 3 (July 2011). … this book is very well-researched, well-produced, and well-indexed. It makes an essential contribution to our knowledge of Arminius and his legacies in Europe. It is highly recommended for all serious theological, historical, and philosophical libraries.Douglas A. Sweeney,Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. In: Trinity Journal .
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Bowker Data Service Summary
The first part of this book contains essays on the thinking of Arminius himself. The second part deals with Arminianism and how it was received in Europe. An extensive iconography of Jacobus Arminius and an annotated bibliography of all his known writings complete this volume.
Description for Reader
All those interested in protestant reformation studies, the Enlightenment, Remonstrants, Arminianism, and Anti-Calvinism.
Main Description
19 October 2009 marked the 400th anniversary of the death of Jacobus Arminius in Leiden. He was esteemed for the way in which he sought a via media between strict Calvinism and a more humanistic variant of Christian belief. However, because of his deviation from mainstream Calvinism, he has also been violently attacked. Was he a pioneer, who enriched the Reformed tradition by opening it towards new horizons, or a heretic, who founded a new tradition, as an alternative to Reformed theology? The day of the death of this remarkable theologian was commemorated with a conference at Leiden University on Arminius, Aminianism, and Europe (9 and 10 October 2009). The main contributions to that conference are collected in this book. The first part contains some essays on the thinking of Arminius himself: the structure of his theology, his relation to Augustine, and to Rome. The second part deals with Arminianism. Was it influenced by Socinianism, as its opponents often claimed? How was it received in Europe: in Germany, Switzerland (Geneva), England, and Ireland? How far did Arminianism prepare the way for the ideals of the Enlightenment, which made its entry later on in the seventeenth century? An extensive iconography of Jacobus Arminius and an annotated bibliography of all his known writings complete, in the third part, this volume.
Main Description
The name of Arminius (1559/60 - 1609) is connected with a specific variant of the Reformed tradition: more rational and humanistic than mainstream Calvinism. This book gives an impression of the current research into his work. The focus is on the influence of Arminianism all over Europe, mainly in the seventeenth and eighteenth century. An extensive survey of the portraits of Arminius and a comprehensive bibliography of his writings complete this book.
Table of Contents
List of Platesp. VII
Introduction: Arminius, Arminianism, and Europep. IX
Jacobus Arminius
Arminius and Arminianism: An Overview of Current Researchp. 3
Jacobus Arminius: Theologian of God's Twofold Lovep. 25
"Augustine Asleep" or "Augustine Awake"? Jacobus Arminius's Reception of Augustinep. 51
Arminius and Romep. 73
Arminianism and Europe
The Biblical Hermeneutics of Socinians and Remonstrants in the Seventeenth Centuryp. 89
Arminius und die Herborner Theologen: am Beispiel von Johannes Piscatorp. 115
Arminius Redivivus? The Arminian Influence in French Switzerland and at the Beginning of the Eighteenth Centuryp. 135
Arminianism amongst Protestant Dissenters in England and Ireland in the Eighteenth Centuryp. 159
Arminius's Iconography and Bibliography
Facing Arminius: Jacobus Arminius in Portraitp. 203
Iconographia Arminiana: Portraits from 1609 until ca. 1850p. 239
Bibliographia Arminiana: A Comprehensive, Annotated Bibliography of the Works of Arminiusp. 263
List of Contributorsp. 291
Index of Namesp. 293
Index of Placesp. 297
Index of Subjectsp. 29
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