The Synod of Dort has been described both as a â€˜contentious eventâ€™ but also one of the greatest â€˜councilsâ€™ for the definition of important theological terms and principles. The participants deliberated for eight months, beginning in November 1618.
This year sees the 400th anniversary of a dispute that clarified crucial concepts for subsequent generations of the gulf between Arminianism and Calvinism.
This first session examines the main people involved and theological differences that led up to the synod being called.
The Rev Dr Nick Needham is a Baptist minister originally from London. He holds the degrees of BD and PhD from the University of Edinburgh. He has published several books, the first two of which were in the area of Scottish Church History. More recently he has published 2,000...