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The Rhetoric of Religious Dissent. Anti-Calvinism, Satire and the Arminian Controversy in the Dutch Republic

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JournalRenaissance and reformation
DatePublished - 2011
Issue number2
Original languageEnglish


The paper investigates the influence of the Arminan controversy (1609-1619) on the literary culture of the Dutch Republic. Focusing on the work of pivotal figures like Coornhert, Reinier Telle, Samuel Coster and Joost van den Vondel, it is argued that political and religious controversy gave rise to a culture of vernacular theology and religious satire, that directly shaped the outcome of the conflict. Analyzing the similarities between satire and the practice of religious parrhesia, it aims to explain the paradoxes inherent in the early modern debate on toleration

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  • Seventeenth Century, Calvinism, Arminianism, Satire, Toleration

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