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Curcellaeus, Stephanus
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(Etienne de Courcelle; May 2, 1586, Geneva – May 20, 1659, Amsterdam) was, alongside S. Episcopius, J. Clericus and P. van Limborch, one of the most important representatives of 17th century Arminian theology (Arminians). He studied in Zürich, Basel, Heidelberg, and was pastor in Fontainebleau, Amiens and Vitry from 1614; he moved to Amsterdam, where he was professor of theology in the Arminian Seminary after 1643. His position, following J. Acontius, that only concepts attested in the Bible are theologically legitimate brought him under suspicion of Socinianism (So…

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Kaufmann, Thomas, “Curcellaeus, Stephanus”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 28 May 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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