A Biographical Series on James Arminius


The following articles on James (Jacobus) Arminius are adapted from a paper written by Dr. Cooley for the Evangelical School of Theology in 1986:

  1. An Introduction to James Arminius
  2. The Early Life of James Arminius
  3. James Arminius: The Student
  4. James Arminius: The Pastor
  5. James Arminius: The Theologian
  6. James Arminius: The Statesman
  7. The Shadow of James Arminius
  8. An Abridged Chronology of Arminius’ Life


  1. Arminius, James. The Writings of James Arminius. 3 vols. Translated by James Nichols and W. R. Bagnall. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1956.
  2. Atkinson, Lowell M. “The Achievement of Arminius.” Religion in Life 19 (1950):418-429.
  3. Bangs, Carl. Arminius: A Study in the Dutch Reformation. New York: Abingdon, 1971.
  4. Bangs, Carl. “Arminius and the Reformation.” Church History 30 (June 1961):1-16.
  5. Bangs, Carl. “Dutch Theology, Trade, and War: 1590-1610.” Church History 39 (December 1970):470-482.
  6. Clark, F. Stuart. “Arminius’ Understanding of Calvin.” Evangelical Quarterly 54 (January-March 1982):25-35.
  7. Fisher, George P. History of Christian Doctrine. New York: Scribner, 1899.
  8. Godbey, J. C. “Arminius and Predestination” (Review of Arminius by C. Bangs). Journal of Religion 53 (October 1973):491-498.
  9. Godfrey, W. Robert. “Reformed Thought on the Extent of the Atonement to 1618.”
    Westminster Theological Journal 37 (Winter 1975):133-171.
  10. Guyer, William H. James Arminius. Harrisburg: Central Printing, 1910. Harrison, Archibald W. Arminianism. London: Duckworth, 1937.
  11. Henry, Carl F. H.: Nicole, Roger; Bromily, Geoffrey; Wiley, H. Orton. “Feature Interview: The Debate Over Divine Election.” Christianity Today 4(October 12, 1959):3-6, 14-18.
  12. Herald of Holiness, October 5, 1960, several small articles.
  13. Hicks, John. “The Theology of Grace in the Thought of Jacobus Arminius and Philip van Limborch.” Ph.D. dissertation, Westminster Theological Seminary, 1985.
  14. Hoenderdaal, G.J. “The Life and Thought of Jacobus Arminius.” Religion in Life 29 (1960): 540-547.
  15. McCulloh, Gerald 0., ed., Man’s Faith and Freedom. New York : Abingdon, 1962.
  16. Pask, A.H. “The Influence of Arminius on John Wesley,” London Quarterly and Holborn Review 185 (October 1960), p.258-263.
  17. Wiley, H. Orton, “The Four Hundredth Anniversary of the Birth of Arminius.” Herald of Holiness (October 5, 1960), p.4-6.
  18. Wynkoop, Mildred Kansas Bangs. Foundations of Wesleyan-Arminian Theology. City, MO: Beacon Hill, 1967.
  19. Sell, Alan P. F. The Great Debate. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1982.
  20. Wakefield, G.S. “Arminianism in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries.” London Quarterly and Holborn Review 185 (October 1960):253-258.
  1. Bangs, Carl. “Arminius; An Anniversary Report.” Christianity Today 5 (October 10, 1960): 15-19.
  2. Bangs, Carl. “Recent Studies in Arminianism.” Religion in Life 32 (1963):421-428.
  3. Chadwick, W. 0. “Arminianism in England.” Religion in Life 29 (1960): 548-555.
  4. Clark, F. Stuart. “Theology of Arminius.” London Quarterly and Holborn  Review 185 (October 1960): 248-253.
  5. J. Alan Kay. “Jacobus Arminius.” London Quarterly and Holborn Review 185 (October 1960), 241-242.
  6. Rottenbury, “Historical Background and Life of Arminius.” London Quarterly and Holborn Review 185 (October 1960): 243-248.
  7. Wiley, H. Orton. Christian Theology. 3 vols. Kansas City,MO: Beacon Hill, 1969.