This article gives a snap shot overview of some human figures who played a role as defenders of either Arminianism or the Reformed faith at the Synod of Dort.
This article is a biography of William of Orange. Focus is given to his role in fighting for Calvinism in the Low Lands in the Netherlands.
This article is a biography on Martin Bucer. Focus is given to his efforts of bringing the church in unity.
Who was Abraham Kuyper? This article gives a biography of the man.
This article is a biography of William III of Orange.
Does God desire to save everyone? Not all the leaders of the Secession of 1834 were in total agreement over this question. This question lies behind the teaching of the well-meant offer of the gospel. Looking at the historical development of this teaching, this article traces it back to some of the leaders of the Secession.
What should our perspective be toward the idea of a national church? Is reformation in the church of Christ ever to be supported by the sword power of the magistracy? May the church every rise up in warfare? This article examines these questions by looking at the history of the reformation in the Netherlands and the conflict between Spain and the Netherlands.
Who should be responsible for theological training? Should the seminary be under the church or independent? This article lays the biblical ground for a church-controlled seminary, while highlighting the dangers of independent theological training. The author ends by showing the benefits of church-controlled seminaries.
This article is about John Chrysostom, born in Antioch (Syria) in 347 A.D.
This article is about Augustine, born in Tagaste, Algeria in 354 A.D.
This article is about Tertullian, born in the middle of the 2nd Century A.D. in Carthage.
This article is about Peter Martyr Vermigli, born in Florence in 1499.
This article is about the English Reformer, Hugh Latimer (born somewhere between 1475 and 1490).
It is impossible to understand the history of the church in the Middle Ages without having some idea of monasticism. Monasticism was so much a part of medieval life, that every aspect of the church's life was shaped and formed in the monasteries. This article is about Bernard of Clairvaux (born 1090 in France) and his influence on life in the Middle Ages.
This article is about Anselm of Canterbury, born in 1033 in northern Italy.
This article is about Andrew Melville, born 1545, a Scottish Reformer.
This article is about Alexander Henderson, born about 1583, a Scottish Reformer.
There are special times when God raises men of such outstanding ability and conviction that their work leaves an indelible mark on subsequent history. This article is about Abraham Kuyper. The author discusses his early life, Kuyper as writer and journalist, as church reformer, as theologian and as politician.