Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900

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Gisbertus Voetius
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Born into an impoverished patrician family, Gisbertus Voetius became a student of Jacobus Arminius and Franciscus Gomarus at the University of Leiden in 1604. After ordination, he first ministered in the villages of Vlijmen and Engelen from 1611, and then in his home town of Heusden, where he began to study Arabic so as to be able to read the Qur’an. He was sent to the …

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Joosse, Leendert Jan, “Gisbertus Voetius”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 28 January 2020 <>
First published online: 2015

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