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The Remonstrant Brotherhood is a Church in the Netherlands, established in 1617, after a group of ministers, was expelled from the Synod of Dordrecht. It has its origins in the theology of Jacobus Arminius and the signing of the "Five articles of Remonstrance" against a stricter from of Calvinism by 44 ministers. The Remonstrants proclaimed the responsibility of man, pre-ordination through foreknowledge of faith, and that Christ's death was sufficient for all (see Arminianism).

Today, the Remonstrance Brotherhood has some 5,780 members and 'friends', in 43 congregations in the Netherlands, and one congregation in Friedrichstadt, Northern Germany (2008).

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