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The Synod of Dort: The Formulation of the Five Points of Calvinism Part 2

The States-General summoned the delegates to meet at Dordrecht, also known as Dort, on November 13, 1618. The Dutch delegation consisted of fifty-eight ministers and elders appointed by the individual classes of each province. There were five Dutch theologians present from the various universities in the Netherlands. The States-General commissioned eighteen delegates as representatives of their interest. There was a foreign delegation of twenty-six theologians representing England, Germany, Switzerland, and the Southern Netherlands. The States-General provided the funds necessary for the meeting of the Synod, including the delegates' accommodations.