William Twisse (1578 - 1646) was a prominent English
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 God’s Love unto the Vessels of Mercy, consistent with his absolute Hatred or Reprobation of the Vessels of Wrath, Oxford, 1653.