Gomarist

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Gomarist (Eccl.-Hist) One of the followers of Francis Gomar or Gomarus, a Dutch disciple of Calvin in the 17th century, who strongly opposed the Arminians.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n gomarist A follower of Francis Gomarus (1563-1641), a Dutch disciple of Calvin. The Gomarists, otherwise called Supralapsarians and Antiremonstrants, very strongly opposed the doctrines of Arminius, adhering as rigidly to those of Calvin. Also Gomarite.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Gomarist gō′mar-ist a follower of Francis Gomarus (1563-1641), a vehement opponent of the Arminians, who mainly through his influence were expelled from the Reformed Church at the Synod of Dort in 1618.
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Usage

In literature:

GOMARISTS, a sect of Calvinists in Holland, so called from their leader Gomarus (1563-1641), a bitter enemy of ARMINIUS (q. v.).
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
We noticed that the Gomarists sided with the Prince; the Arminians with the Grand-Pensionary.
"The Life of Hugo Grotius" by Charles Butler
Bertius used it against the Gomarists.
"Theodicy" by G. W. Leibniz
The same man had a violent quarrel at the Hague in Holland for having stoutly taken Barneveldt's part against an extravagant Gomarist.
"Voltaire's Philosophical Dictionary" by Voltaire
The same man had a dangerous quarrel at The Hague for violently taking the part of Barnevelt against an outrageous Gomarist.
"A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 8 (of 10)" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
Thus his hatred of the Catholic Spaniards and of the Dutch Gomarists.
"Vondel's Lucifer" by Joost van den Vondel
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