The History of Holland and the Dutch Nation
General Books LLC, 2009 - 428 pages
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1851. Excerpt: ... 1619 wherewith to chastise them with due severity. He concluded his harangue by saying to them in an imperious tone," You are dismissed, go out.' "On these matters," replied Episcopius, "we shall keep silence before our Redeemer; and God be judge between the synod and us, of the artifices, subterfuges, and falsehoods wherewith we stand accused." As they departed, they were commanded anew, not to quit the city without the permission of the political commissioners'. The expulsion of the Remonstrants, in which act not a third of the synod had participated, was approved of by a decree of the States-General; but to the foreign members, most of whom had voted in favour of the delivery of the answers in writing and in regular order, as proposed by Episcopius, it appeared a mode of getting rid of them anything rather than judicious or dignified. Carleton, who on this point possesses all the weight of an unwilling witness, was of opinion, that although the Remonstrants had well deserved the affront, the place and institution of the assembly required a different course of conduct; while Hales, from whom he received the account of the transaction, spoke of it in terms of unqualified disapprobation. The conferences, which had every appearance of being interminable, thus abruptly ended, the synod proceeded to the examination of the five articles, when it soon appeared how little the theologians themselves were agreed on those abstruse and unfathomable subjects, on which they condemned their brethren for not entertaining an exact correspondence in opinion. When the second article of the Remonstrants was brought under consideration, a discussion arose between Brnnclt, 1ecl Hi., boek xxxvi., bl. 296--299. Acta Synodi, pa. i., p. 186--188. Idem, p. 191. Brandt, de...
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