Acontius


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Acontius

(əkŏn`shəs), in Greek mythology, young man who loved Cydippe. He met her at a festival of Artemis and threw before her an apple inscribed, "I swear by the temple of Artemis to marry Acontius." She read the inscription aloud. The goddess accepted her words as an oath and brought about the marriage of the lovers.
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Dickens named Jacobus Acontius, Alberico Gentilis, and Edwin Sandys as examples.
These are Chapter Two on views of the devil in Lutheran, Reformed, and Anabaptist circles; and Chapter Six about why the Protestant nonconformists Jacobus Acontius and Sebastian Castellio considered the Reformation to be a failure.
Remer provides a detailed analysis of the views on toleration of Desiderius Erasmus, Jacobus Acontius, and William Chillingworth, all of whom exemplify his central thesis.
75) In Chillingworth's Religion of Protestants (written 1635-37; first published 1638), Acontius is enlisted in defense of the English church against those papists who assail its novelty and uncertainty.