Academy of Saumur

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The Academy of Saumur (French: Académie de Saumur) was a Huguenot university at Saumur in western France. It existed from 1593, when it was founded by Philippe de Mornay,[1] until shortly after 1683, when Louis XIV decided on the revocation of the Edict of Nantes, ending the limited toleration of Protestantism in France.


The Academy was the home of Amyraldism, an important strand of Protestant thought of the seventeenth century. Also called Salmurianism or hypothetical universalism, it was a movement remaining within Calvinism.

The Helvetic Consensus and Westminster Confession were concerned to combat the tendency Amyraldism represented. [3]



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  5. ^  "Boyd, Robert (1578-1627)". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900. 
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  8. ^ Michael Heyd, Orthodoxy, Non-Conformity and Modern Science: The case of Geneva, p. 110 in Myriam Yardeni (editor), Modernité et non-conformisme en France à travers les âges (1996).
  9. ^ Hubert Cunliffe-Jones, History of Christian Doctrine (2006), p. 436.
  10. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-07-26. Retrieved 2009-01-18. 
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  14. ^ Daniel Garber, Michael Ayers, The Cambridge History of Seventeenth-century Philosophy Volume II (2003), p. 1402.
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  16. ^  "Colomiès, Paul". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900. 
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  19. ^ New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia, article Des Marets, Samuel.
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Further reading[edit]

  • J.-P. Dray, The Protestant Academy of Saumur and its relations with the Oratorians of Les Ardilliers, History of European Ideas, 1988, p. 465-478.

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainJackson, Samuel Macauley, ed. (1914). "article name needed". New Schaff–Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge (third ed.). London and New York: Funk and Wagnalls.