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Voet, Gisbert

(Gysbertus Voetius; 1588–1676). Dutch Calvinist theol.; b. Heusden, near Utrecht, Neth.; educ. Leiden; preacher Vlijmen (or Vlymen) 1611, Heusden 1617; delegate to 1618–19 Syn. of Dordrecht*; prof. Utrecht 1634; opposed Arminianism,* Cocceianism (see Cocceius, Johannes), and Cartesianism*; followers called Voetians. Works include Selectae disputationes theologicae.

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