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Amyraut, Moïse

(Moses Amyraldus; 1596–1664). Liberal Calvinist; b. Bourgueil, Touraine, Fr.; studied theol. at Saumur* under John Cameron* (d. 1625); pastor at Saint-A(i)gnan and Saumur; prof. Saumur 1633. In the doctrine of predestination* he tried to harmonize universalism* and particularism.* Tried to reconcile Luths. and Calvinists. Had many followers in colonial New England. Works include paraphrases of various books of the NT and of Psalms. Views called Amyraldism. Followers called Amyraldists. See also Arminianism; Double Reference Theory of the Atonement.

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