William Twisse William Twisse (1578 - 1646) was a prominent English Puritan and theologian. He received his education at New College, Oxford earning his BA (1600), MA (1604), and DD (1614). After several pastorates and teaching positions as chaplain and university professor, he was appointed prolocutor of the Westminster Assembly of Divines (1643). He was a Calvinist of the supralapsarian school and considered "a learned and speculative genius." He distinguished himself by his writings against Arminianism -- In English is the posthumously published Folio, The Riches of Gods Love unto the Vessels of Mercy, consistent with his absolute Hatred or Reprobation of the Vessels of Wrath, Oxford, 1653.