Acronius (Akron), Johannes

Acronius (Akron), Johannes a Reformed theologian of Holland, who died in 1627, is known by the active part which he took in the controversy between the Remonstrants and the Contraremonstrants. In 1584 he was preacher at Eilsuir in East Frisia, and a few years later at Groningen and Wesel. Having declined a call as preacher to Deventer and Amsterdam, he was appointed in 1617 professor of theology at Franeker. In the following year he was called again as pastor to Kampen, for the purpose of opposing his colleagues there, who were in favor of the Arminian party. As a delegate to the Synod of Dort, 1618-19, he accused his colleagues of Arminianism, and some of them were deposed from their office. In 1619 he went to Haarlem, where he remained till his death. Of his writings we mention, Elenchus Orthodoxus Pseudo-reliq.

Romano-Cathol. (Deventer, 1615): — Syntagma Theologices (Groningen, 1605): — Uytmonsteringe van verscheydene Dolingen dergenoemde Lutherschen (Arnhem, 1625). See Van der Aa, Biog. Woordenb.; Glasius, Godgel. Nederl.; Vos, in the Allgemeine deutsche Biographie, s.v. (B. P.)

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