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The Literature of the Arminian Controversy: Religion, Politics and the Stage in the Dutch Republic

Freya Sierhuis


This book highlights the importance of the Arminian controversy (1609–19) for the understanding of the literary and intellectual culture of the Dutch Golden Age. Taking into account a wide array of sources, ranging from theological and juridical treatises, to pamphlets, plays, and libel poetry, it offers not only a deeper contextualization of some of the most canonical works of the period, such as the works of Dirck Volckertsz Coornhert, Hugo Grotius, and Joost van den Vondel, but also invites the reader to rethink the way we view the relation between literature and theology in early modern cu ... More

Keywords: Dutch Republic, literature, theatre, print culture, Calvinism, Arminianism, toleration, Hugo Grotius, Joost van den Vondel

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198749738
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198749738.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Freya Sierhuis, author
Anniversary Research Lecturer, University of York