Jacobus Arminius

Arminius

[ahr-min-ee-uhs]
noun
1.
(Hermann) 17? b.c.–a.d. 21, Germanic hero who defeated Roman army a.d. 9.
2.
Jacobus [juh-koh-buhs] , (Jacob Harmensen) 1560–1609, Dutch Protestant theologian.
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Arminius (ɑːˈmɪnɪəs)
 
n
1.  Also: Hermann ?17 bc--?21 ad, Germanic chieftain: organized a revolt against the Romans in 9 a.d
2.  Jacobus. (dʒəˈkəʊbəs), real name Jacob Harmensen. 1560--1609, Dutch Protestant theologian

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jacobus arminius

theologian and minister of the Dutch Reformed Church who opposed the strict Calvinist teaching on predestination and who developed in reaction a theological system known later as Arminianism.

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