a Dutch teacher at the University of Leiden, repudiated the Calvinistic
dogma of Gods predestination of each individual to either
endless bliss in heaven or eternal suffering in hell. Arminius
said there is no freedom where there is no power to choose. Such
a God would be evilan absolute tyrant, the opposite of love.
Conrad Wright notes, however, that "his influence on the
18th century was remote," and they did not get their rejection
of Calvinism from reading him.