Quinquarticular Controversy is a dispute which arose at Cambridge in 1594 between the Arminians and Calvinists respecting the following five points: predestination, free will, effectual grace, perseverance, and the extent of redemption. In 1626 two fruitless conferences were held on these same points; and in 1630 bishop Davenant preached at court on these disputed matters, and thereby gave great offence to Charles I. The next year the controversy was revived at Oxford, and in Ireland, of which archbishop Usher was then primate. The king issued certain injunctions concerning the bounds within which these points might be discussed; but these limits having been exceeded by Thomas Cooke, a fellow of Brazenose College, Oxford, in a Latin sermon preached before the university in 1634, he was compelled to make a public recantation. See Collier, Ecclesiastes Hist.; Mosheim, Ecclesiastes Hist. vol. iii. SEE DORT, SYNOD OF; SEE FIVE POINTS.