Original Research - Special Collection: Synod of Dordrecht (1618-1619) - Synod's meaning and influence in South Africa

Die Dordtse Leerreëls: Inklusief of eksklusief?

Barry van Wyk
In die Skriflig/In Luce Verbi | Vol 52, No 2 | a2337 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ids.v52i2.2337 | © 2018 Barry van Wyk | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 08 December 2017 | Published: 11 September 2018


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Abstract

The Canons of Dordt: Inclusive or exclusive? This article starts with a historic background of the relevant circumstances which should be acknowledged to understand the reasons why a Synod of this stature was held at Dordrecht in 1618–1619. In view of the main agenda resulted from the Remonstrance formulated by the Remonstrants in 1610, most parts of the Synod were attended to discuss the Remonstrance which ended with the Remonstrants being suspended from the Synod. The question is also answered whether the Canons of Dordt are exclusive or inclusive.


Keywords

canons of Dordt; election; reprobation; inclusive; exclusive; reformed orthodoxy

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