The Synod of Dordrecht 1618-1619
Important church assembly
In the years of 1618-1619 Dordrecht was the venue of an important church assembly of ministers and theologians from the Dutch Republic and abroad. The main reason for this conference was a long-standing conflict within the Reformed Church in the Dutch Republic about the doctrine of predestination, but the relationship between church and state was also an important issue.
The Synod led to a rejection of the Remonstrants’ view, recorded for posterity in the Canons of Dordrecht. Other results were the Church Order of Dordrecht and the decision to embark upon anew Bible translation, later to be known as the Statenbijbel of 1637.
Author: Professor Dr. Fred van Lieburg
01a – The Synod of Dordrecht 1618-1619