1651 The Predestined Thief 1814 reprint, Arminian attack on Calvinism

1651 The Predestined Thief 1814 reprint, Arminian attack on Calvinism

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The Predestined Thief; or, A Dialogue between a Calvinistic Preacher and a Thief Condemned to the Gallows; In which is represented, in a Copy drawn as it were from Life, the Influence of Calvinistic Principles in producing Crimes and Impieties of every Sort, and the Impediments placed by those Principles in the Way of the Sinner's Repentance, and Amendment of Life. (With an Application to the recent case of Robert Kendall, who was executed at Northampton, August 13, 1813). Translated from the original Latin; published, London, 1651. (Without either the Author's or Printer's Name.) London: Nichols, Son, and Bentley, 1814. [6132]

Stiff brown paper wrappers, front chipped and detached, ink number stamp on ffep, 8 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches, 65 pp., edges untrimmed and partially unopened. Complete, separating into signatures, the item is possibly removed from a larger volume. p. 65 bound out of order. Fair. Disbound.

There is a list of 27 "Doctors, Maintainers of Absolute Predestination, and who are referred to as such in this tract," on pp. 9-10.

Attributed to Hendrick Danielsz Slatius, or Henricus Slatius (1585-1623), born at Oosterland, Zeeland; Dutch Remonstrant preacher, adherent to the teachings of Jacobus Arminius. He fled to Belgium after the Synod of Dordrecht. He was imprisoned and executed for his role in an assassination attempt of Maurice, the son of William I., who had played a key role in the martyrdom of Remonstrants and was the declared protector of the Calvinists.