Johannes Arnoldi Corvinus
He was born in Leiden, and in 1606 was a Calvinist preacher there. A pupil of Jacobus Arminius, he took up the Arminian views, he was a public supporter of them by 1609, and in 1610 signed the Five Articles of Remonstrance. Subsequently, as a consequence of the Synod of Dort, he lost his church office in 1619. He left the country, being abroad until 1630. Studying law, he then had a career as advocate in Amsterdam.
- Theological writings
- Christelicke ende ernstighe vermaninghe tot vrede aen R. Donteclock (1609), against Reinier Donteclock
- Teghen-bericht jeghens D. Francisci Gomari (1610), against Franciscus Gomarus
- Responsio ad Bogermanni adnotationes, pro Grotio (1613), reply to Johannes Bogermann
- Censura anatomes Arminianismi etc. (1614), against Pierre du Moulin
- Petri Molinaei novi anatomici mala encheiresis (1622). Reply to Du Moulin's Anatome Arminianismi (1619). This work follows Hugo Grotius on the Ten Commandments, suggesting they are divine positive law, rather than the law of nature.
- Legal writings
Corvinus had been quite close to Grotius, in the 1610s, and from around 1632 taught the law. With Gerard de Wassenaer and Pieter de la Court he was one of a group of legal writers with Remonstrant sympathies who commented on reason of state; Corvinus did this in an edition of the De arcanis rerumpublicarum of Arnoldus Clapmarius (1641). Other works were:
- Posthumus Pacianus (1643) on Giulio Pace
- Jurisprudentia romana (1644)
- Conclusiones de ivre pvblico (1644) with Arnoldus Clapmarius, Christoph Besold, and Franciscus Rosellus
- Enchiridium seu institutiones imperiales (1649)
- Joannes Arnoldsz. Ravens at biografischportaal.nl
- Anthony Pagden (editor), The Idea of Europe: from antiquity to the European Union, Volume 13 (2002), p. 105; Google Books.
- de:s: ADB:Corvinus, Johann Arnold
- John Platt, Reformed Thought and Scholasticism: the arguments for the existence of God in Dutch theology, 1575-1650 (1982), p. 184; Google Books.
- Richard Tuck, Philosophy and Government, 1572-1651 (1993), p. 188; Google Books.
- (Italian) treccani.it page