(Witsius; 16361708). Dutch Calvinist; b. Enkhuizen; educ. Utrecht and Groningen; pastor Westwoud, Wormer, Goes, Leeuwarden; prof. Franeker, Utrecht, Leiden; regent of state coll. Leiden; exponent of modified federal* theology and mystical pietism; opposed Cartesianism* and antinomianism. Works include De oeconomia foederum Dei cum hominibus. See also Dogmatics. B 5.
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