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Grotius, Hugo

(Huigh de Groot; Huig van Groot; 1583–1645). “Father of International Law.” B. Delft, Neth.; scholar, lawyer, politician; sided with Arminianism*; sentenced to life imprisonment 1619; escaped to Fr. 1621; Swed. ambassador to Fr. 1635–45. Tried to unite all chs. in Holland; used historicophilological methodology in Bible interpretation; originated governmental theory of atonement (see Atonement, Theories of, 5). Works include De jure belli ac pacis; Votum pro pace ecclesiastica; Annotationes ad Vetus et Novum Testamentum.

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