Acta et Documenta Synodi Nationalis Dordrechtanae (1618–1619)

If you’re interested in the happenings at Dort- this series of  volumes will be important to you: Acta et Documenta Synodi Nationalis Dordrechtanae (1618–1619)

The Synod of Dordrecht 1618/1619 was one of the most important church councils in the history of the reformed tradition. International delegates from all over Europe served as important participants and played a significant role in the evaluation of Remonstrant doctrine and in the formation of the canons. The Synod made important pronouncements on issues like Sunday observance, catechism instruction, and theological education.Given the continuing worldwide historical significance of the Synod’s canons and church order, the absence of a critical scholarly edition of the majority of documents composed at the time of the Synod is remarkable. The Johannes a Lasco Bibliothek in Emden, being a leading research center for the history and theology of Reformed Protestantism, has taken the initiative to edit the Acts of the Synod of Dordrecht 1618/1619. The edition is organized as a RefoRC project with the participation of several institutions and scholars in Europe and North-America.

Forthcoming volumes:

  • Vol. II: Preliminaries to the Synod, ca. 1000 pp. / The Pro-Acta Sessions / Procedural Debates with the Remonstrants
  • Vol. III: Deliberations after the Expulsion of the Remonstrants, ca. 975 pp. / The Canons of Dordt and its Formation
  • Vol. IV: Remonstrant Doctrinal Documents, ca. 1000 pp.
  • Vol. V: The Judgments of the Nineteen Delegations on the Five Remonstrant Articles, ca. 850 pp.
  • Vol. VI: Other Discipline Cases, ca. 900 pp. / The Post-Acta Sessions / Immediate Aftermath of the Synod
  • Vol. VII: Remonstrant Reports on the Synod, ca. 1100 pp.Vol. VIII: Journals and Reports of Foreign Delegates on the Synod, ca. 990 pp.
  • Vol. IX: Journals and Reports of Dutch Delegates on the Synod, ca. 800 pp. / Contemporary Letters about the Synod