Kerckhove, John Polyander Van Den

Kerckhove, John Polyander Van Den, a Dutch Protestant theologian, born at Metz March 26,1568, was educated at Embden, where his father was pastor of the French Church, and afterwards went to study Hebrew and philosophy at Bremen, and theology at Heidelberg, under Du Jon and Crellius, and at Geneva under Theodore de Beza and Antony Lafaye. In 1591 he became pastor of the French Church at Leyden, and soon after at Dort. In 1611 he succeeded Arminius as professor of theology in the University of Leyden. He took part in the Synod of Dort, and was one of the theologians commissioned to draw up the canon of that synod; he was also member of a committee for revising the Bible. 'Kerckhove died Feb. 4,1646. He wrote Accord despassages de lEcriture qui semblent etre contraires les uns aux autres (Dort, 1599, 12mo):-Theses logice atque ethicce (1602): — Responsio ad interpolata A. Cocheletii, doctoris Sorbonnistce (1610); Cochelet answered in his Ccemeterium Calvini: — Miscellanece Tractationes theologicce, in quibus agitur de prcedestinatione et Coena Domini (Leyden, 1629, 8vo):-Prima Concertatio anti-sociniana (Amsterd. 1640, 8vo): — De essentiali Christi Existentia Concertatio, contra Johannern Crelliumm (Leyden, 1643,12m6); etc. He also published Thomas Cartwright's Commentarii in Proverbia Salomonis, and was one of the publishers of the Synopsis purioris Theologice (Leyden, 1625, 8vo). SeeFoppens, Bibliotheca Belgica Boxhorn, Theatrum Hollandice, p. 361; Paquot,Mmoires, vol. v.; Joh. Fabricius, Histor. Bibliothecarum, 4:92.-Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, 27:604. (J. N. P.)

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