Theologian and lawyer. Uyttenbogaert was a friend and advi sor to Grand Pensionary Johan van Oldenbarnevelt. He opposed the strong influence of the Calvinist church on political matters. With Hugo Grotius and others, he was a follower of the theology of Jacobus Arminius and joined the so-called Remonstrants, who sought protection by the States of Holland against the Calvinists in 1610. The parties differed on, among other things, the dogma of pre destination and the Fall. During the Synod of Dordrecht, Uyttenbo gaert was discharged and banished. In 1626, he returned to The Hague. He wrote several treatises on church history and on the rela tionship between church and state.

Historical Dictionary of the Netherlands. . 2012.

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