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Gomarus, Francis(cus)

(Franz Gommer; 1563–1641). B. Brugge, Belgium; prof. theol. Leiden 1594; opposed Arminius (see Arminianism); held double* predestination; resigned when K. Vorst* was called to Leiden; prof. Saumur,* Fr., 1615, and Groningen, Neth., 1618. Supported strict supralapsarianism at Dort 1618–19 (see also Dordrecht, Synods of, 3; Reformed Confessions, C 2). Followers called Gomarists and Counter-Remonstrants. See also Remonstrants.

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