Nicolaas Grevinckhoven

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Nicolaas Grevinckhoven (Grevinchovius, Grevinghoven or Grevinchoven in German sources) (died 1632) was a Dutch Protestant minister, a combative proponent of the Remonstrant party.

Life

He studied in Leiden.[1] From 1601 he was a preacher in Rotterdam. He attended the debate between Jacobus Arminius and Franciscus Gomarus in 1609, signed the Remonstrance of 1610, and attended the Hague Conference of 1611.[2] Around 1610 he had a high-profile debate with William Ames;[3][4] and John Owen later quoted from his written work against Arminians in general.[5]

In Rotterdam he was on bad terms with the Contra-Remonstrant minister Cornelis Geselius, who quarrelled insistently with Grevinckhoven at the prompting of the extremist Adriaan Smout. The result was an intervention of the magistrates, with the Contra-Remonstrants worshipping outside the town.[6] With Jacobus Taurinus of Utrecht he was one of the most strident of Remonstrant pamphleteers.[7]

In Antwerp after the Synod of Dort in 1619, he tried to rally the Remonstrants, who had suffered defeat at the Synod in theological terms, and had also lost a major political battle in Holland. He was one of those reshaping the movement into the Remonstrant Reformed Brotherhood,[8] in a committee with Johannes Wtenbogaert, Eduardus Poppius, Carolus Niellius and Johannes Arnoldi Corvinus.[9] While there he provided shelter for Hugo Grotius, recently escaped from imprisonment, in 1621.[10] Grevinckhoven spent time in Holstein.[8]

References

  • de:s:ADB:Grevinghoven, Nikolaus
  • Jonathan Israel (1998), The Dutch Republic: Its Rise, Greatness, and Fall 1477-1806

Notes

  1. ^ "Grevinchoven, Nicolaas". Biographisch-Bibliographisches Kirchenlexikon (BBKL) (in German). 
  2. ^ ADB
  3. ^ Wikisource-logo.svg Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Ames, William". Encyclopædia Britannica. 1 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 850. 
  4. ^ http://www.kirchenlexikon.de/a/amesius_w.shtml
  5. ^ http://153.106.5.3/ccel/owen/display.i.xx.html
  6. ^ Pieter Geyl, History of the Dutch-Speaking Peoples 1555-1648 (2001), p. 337.
  7. ^ Israel p. 439.
  8. ^ a b http://www.ccel.org/ccel/schaff/encyc09.remonstrants.html
  9. ^ de:s:ADB:Episcopius, Simon
  10. ^ Israel p. 459.
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