Early Orthodoxy (1565-1640)

Canons of Dort

The Canons of Dort (1618-1619)

A brief description of The Canons of Dort, an important confession in the Protestant Reformation: In 1610, the Remonstrants codified the teachings of Jacob Arminius against the teachings of John Calvin. Arminius was a former student of Theodore Beza who took issue with the doctrines of total depravity, predestination, and the substitutionary atonement. Due to the Remonstrants, Holland became embroiled in controversy. Maurice of Orange called a national synod at… Read More »The Canons of Dort (1618-1619)

James Ussher

James Ussher (1581-1656)

A brief bio of James Ussher, a later Reformer in the Protestant Reformation The same year John Craig’s Catechism was published, James Ussher was born. Ussher was a well-respected scholar who had far-reaching influence over Protestantism in the 1600s.[1] He is best known for dating the beginning of creation at 4004 B.C. since it was inserted in the marginal notes of the King James Version of the Bible. But, most… Read More »James Ussher (1581-1656)

John Craig

John Craig (1512-1600)

A brief bio of John Craig, a later Reformer in the Protestant Reformation Another laborer in the Reformation to consider is John Craig. Craig was a Dominican monk who was converted to the Protestant gospel by reading John Calvin’s Institutes of the Christian Religion. While preaching in Italy, he was arrested and condemned to be burned at the stake in Rome as a heretic in 1559, but he was released… Read More »John Craig (1512-1600)

The Sandomierz Consensus

The Sandomierz Consensus (1570)

A brief description of The Sandomierz Consensus in the Protestant Reformation: The Council of Trent assured that there would be no reconciliation between the Protestants and the Roman Catholic Church. Trent essentially declared that all Protestants were heretics. The Roman Catholic Counter-Reformation proved to be a formidable opponent to Protestantism. As a result, Lutherans, Zwinglians/Reformed, and Czech/Bohemian Brethren from Poland to Lithuania sought to unite with a statement they could… Read More »The Sandomierz Consensus (1570)