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The Arminian Confession of 1621
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The Arminian Confession of 1621


Pickwick Publications 2005

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In 1621, two years after their hopes for free and open debate were dashed at the Synod of Dort, the peers and students of Jacobus Arminius published the Confession or Declaration of the Pastors, which in the Belgian Federation were known as the Remonstrants. The first and perhaps most important of Arminian confessions, this document was composed by Simon Episcopius and then approved at a gathering of Remonstrant pastors. It provided not only a defends the Arminian “five points” condemned at Dort, but also succinctly declares the entire range of their theology. This fresh, unabridged translation of the 1621 Confession—the first since 1676—together with the original Latin, allows the contemporary reader to study the original language of the original Remonstrant leaders without the intervening interpretations of either their opponents or later admirers.

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Key Features

  • Presents an unabridged translation of the Arminian Confession in Latin and English
  • Provides the first new translation of the Arminian Confession of 1621 since the late seventeenth-century
  • Contains concise overview of Arminian theology written by the fathers of Arminianism


  • On the Sacred Scriptures
  • On the Knowledge of the Essence of God
  • On the Holy Spirit and Sacred Trinity
  • On the Knowledge of the Works of God
  • On the Creation of the World, Angels, and Man
  • On the Providence of God
  • On the Sin and Misery of Man
  • On the Work of Redemption and the Person and Offices of Christ
  • On the Knowledge of God's Will, Revealed in the New Covenant
  • On the commandments of Christ in General: Faith and Repentence, or Turning to God
  • On Faith in Jesus Christ
  • On Types of Good Works and Exposition of the Decalogue
  • On Governing and Denying Ourselves and Bearing the Cross of Christ
  • On Prayer and Thanksgiving and the Lord's Supper
  • On Special Callings and the Commandments and Traditions of Men
  • On the Worship and Veneration of Jesus Christ, the Only Mediator, and the Invocation of the Saints
  • On the Benefits and Promises of God, Principally of Election to Grace, or Calling to Faith
  • On the Promises of God that are Performed in this Life to Those Who are Converted and are Believers, that is, Election to Glory, Adoption, Justification, Sanctification and Sealing
  • On the Promises of God Pertaining to the Life to Come, or the Resurrection of the Dead and Eternal Life
  • On Divine Threats and Punishments of the Wicked Pertaining both to this Life, and the Life to Come: Reprobation, Hardening, Blinding and Eternal Death and Damnation
  • On the Ministry of the Word of God and the Orders of Ministers
  • On the Church of Jesus Christ and Its Marks
  • On the Sacraments and Other Sacred Rites
  • On Church Discipline
  • On Synods or Councils and their Manner and Use

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About Simon Episcopius

Simon Episcopius was an influential attendant at the Synod of Dort in 1618. A Dutch theologian and Remonstrant, he was chosen as the spokesman for the Remonstant’s at Dort but was not permitted to speak. Episcopius systematized Arminius’ theological tenants and is today considered one of the fathers of Arminian theology.

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