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Characterized by remonstrance: "Pericles is the least remonstrant of Shakespearean heroes, a stalwart sufferer who is not about to challenge the injustice of the gods" (David Richards).
1. A person who remonstrates.
2. Remonstrant A member of a Christian sect originating among a group of Dutch Arminians who in 1610 formally stated the grounds of their dissent from strict Calvinism.

re·mon′strant·ly adv.


a person who remonstrates, esp one who signs a remonstrance
rare remonstrating or protesting


1. (Protestantism) a Dutch supporter of the Arminian Remonstrance of 1610
2. (Historical Terms) a Dutch supporter of the Arminian Remonstrance of 1610
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e] Arminian or Remonstrants Tenets, & have also from ye Chief of those Doctrines (Universal Redemption) been call'd General Baptists.
According to his editor, in later years Hale "somewhat altered his opinion touching some Points in Controversie, especially between the Remonstrants and Contra-Remonstrants.
Locke, for example, wrote Letter while in self-imposed exile in Holland where his earlier ideas on toleration were influenced by the Dutch Remonstrants and Louis XIV's revocation of the Edict of Nantes.
A theological dialogue did not materialize, however, since the Remonstrants refused to accept being called before the synod to have their theological positions judged; they wanted to be seated as full fellow delegates.
Coomhert, the Mennonite Pieter Twisck, and the Remonstrants Simon Episcopius and Philip van Limborch.
He was not only concerned with the differences between Remonstrants and Contra-Remonstrant parties in the Netherlands, which, in his view, were of minor importance.
Other Protestant denominations include Baptists, Lutherans, Anglicans, and Remonstrants.
Luisa Simonutti investigated the relationship of Socinianism and Arminianism, primarily in the works of the Socinian Samuel Pryzpkowski (1592-1670) and the leading Arminian Philippus van Limborch (1633-1712), and concludes that despite substantial theological differences, Socinian arguments for toleration proved to be most welcome to Dutch Remonstrants.
From the July 2002 Socinianism and Cultural Exchange symposium, held in Munich, 11 papers highlight the relationship of anti- Trinitarianism to liberal currents in reformed Protestantism, namely Dutch Remonstrants, some of the French Huguenots, and English Latitudinarians.
Following the first draft of the constitutional articles of the new church order, the Remonstrants left the process, because they could not find room enough for their liberal opinions in the new church.
Outsiders include remonstrants and dissidents, such as the sponsors of Charter 77 and those of the Committee to Defend the Unjustly Persecuted.
The fact that in the Leuenberg Agreement the traditional Reformed doctrine of predestination is criticized may have been one reason why the Remonstrants subscribed to that Agreement.