Canons of Dort
The Canons of Dort, or Canons of Dordrecht, formally titled "The Decision of the
Synod of Dorton the Five Main Points of Doctrinein Dispute in the Netherlands", is the judgment of the National Synod held in the Dutch city of Dordrechtin 1618/ 19. At the time, Dordrecht was often referred to in English as "Dort".
Today, the Canons of Dort form part of the
Three Forms of Unity, one of the confessional standards of many of the Reformed churchesaround the world, including the Netherlands, South Africa, Australia, and North America. Their continued use as a standard still forms an unbridgable problem preventing close cooperation between the followers of Jacob Arminius, the Remonstrants, and Dutch Reformed Churches.
These canons are in actuality a judicial decision on the doctrinal points in dispute from the Arminian controversy of that day. Following the death of Arminius (1560-1609), his followers set forth a Remonstrance (published in 1610) in five articles formulating their points of departure from the stricter Calvinism of the
Belgic Confession. The Canons are the judgment of the Synod against this Remonstrance. Regardless, Arminian theology later received official acceptance by the State and has since continued in various forms within Protestantism.
The Canons were not intended to be a comprehensive explanation of Reformed doctrine, but only an exposition on the five points of doctrine in dispute. These Canons set forth what is often referred to as the
Five Points of Calvinism.
* [http://www.start.urclearning.org/2006/07/03/the-canons-of-dortdrecht/ English Translation of the Canons of Dort]
* [http://www.start.urclearning.org/2006/07/03/canons-of-dortdrecht-spanish/ Spanish Translation of the Canons of Dort]
* [http://www.canrc.org/resources/bop/candort/ Canons of Dort]
* [http://www.start.urclearning.org/creeds-and-confessions-audio Audio Recording of the Canons of Dort (mp3)]
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Dort, Synod of — The affirmations approved by Reformed church delegates from the Netherlands, Belgium, England, and France at the Synod of Dort (Holland) in 1619 are considered among the clearest, most abiding summations of Calvinist belief. The synod had been … Encyclopedia of Protestantism
Dort, Synod of — ▪ Netherlands church assembly assembly of the Reformed Church of the Netherlands that met at Dort (in full Dordrecht) from Nov. 13, 1618, to May 9, 1619. The synod tried to settle disputes concerning Arminianism (q.v.). In 1610 the Dutch… … Universalium
Cañons — (span., spr. kanjōns, »Röhren«), in Nordamerika Name der tiefeingeschnittenen Flußbetten mit fast senkrechten Uferwänden, wie dergleichen an vielen Punkten der Erde vorkommen, z. B. im Jura und in den Alpen, wo sie Klausen, Cluses, Klammen oder… … Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon
Dort, Canons of the Synod of — Дортского собора каноны … Вестминстерский словарь теологических терминов
Synod of Dort — The Synod of Dort was a National Synod held in Dordrecht in 1618/19, by the Dutch Reformed Church, in order to settle a serious controversy in the Dutch churches initiated by the rise of Arminianism. The first meeting was on 13 November, 1618,… … Wikipedia
Christian biblical canons — For the Jewish canon, see Development of the Jewish Bible canon. For the Old Testament canon, see Development of the Old Testament canon. For the New Testament canon, see Development of the New Testament canon. Part of a series on … Wikipedia
Three Forms of Unity — The Three Forms of Unity is a collective name for the Belgic Confession, the Canons of Dort, and the Heidelberg Catechism, which reflect the doctrinal concerns of Continental Calvinism and are accepted as official statements of doctrine by many… … Wikipedia
Calvinism — Religions Calvinism, Presbyterianism Calvinism John Ca … Wikipedia
Canon law — is the body of laws regulations made or adopted by ecclesiastical authority, for the government of the Christian organization and its members. It is the internal ecclesiastical law governing the Catholic Church (both Latin Rite and Eastern… … Wikipedia
Five articles of Remonstrance — The Five Articles of Remonstrance were given by followers of Jacobus Arminius who, ironically, did not want to adopt Arminius name, instead choosing to call themselves the Remonstrants . BackgroundForty one preachers and the two leaders of the… … Wikipedia