It is in practical affairs that the eclectic or undogmatic spirit is most valuable, and also least dangerous.
Arminius's works are mostly occasional treatises drawn from him by controversial emergencies, but they everywhere exhibit a calm, well-furnished, undogmatic and progressive mind.
Pp. 279, 280; the undogmatic words of religious emotion are " thrown out," not at " a cloud mistaken for a mountain," but at a " majestic " and " veritable mountain range."
It is true that Niclaes claimed to hold an impartial attitude towards all existing religious parties, and his mysticism, derived from David Joris, was undogmatic. Yet he admitted his followers by the rite of adult baptism, and set up a hierarchy among them on the Roman model (see his Evangelium Regni, in English A Joyfull Message of the Kingdom, 1574?; reprinted, 1652).
In this direction pragmatism may ultimately lead to a number of metaphysics, each of which will represent a personal guess at a final synthesis of experience, while remaining essentially undogmatic and improvable.
Indeed there are signs that its undogmatic nature caused it to be comparatively neglected at certain times and places, as, e.g., Chrysostom explicitly witnesses.
He has been claimed as a free-thinker of all shades, from undogmatic theism to atheism, and as a concealed Protestant.