Socinus


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Italian theologian who argued against Trinitarianism (1539-1604)

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Barnaud translated Socinus into French, wrote several antitrinitarian treatises and corresponded with Socinus and Ostorodt.
Peter Abelard (1079-1142), Socinus (1525-62), Kant (1724-1804), Schleiermacher (17681834) and Ritschl (1822-89) were the exponents of a doctrine of reconciliation based on the example of Christ rather than the emphasis on atonement.
After a period of lively disputes, their doctrine and organization was unified by Faustus Socinus (1539-1604), whose followers were called Socinians.
Gorringe's main argument is that as alternative to the retributive, bloodthirsty atonement theology of expiration or propitiation there always existed a tradition of the atonement theology of reconciliation, represented by Abelard, Faustus Socinus, William Law and William Blake, among others, convincingly based on texts from both the Old and the New Testament, however ambiguous these may be.
12); provides virtually no footnoted references to Socinian works, of which he lists very few in his bibliography; and neither quotes nor lists any work of Faustus Socinus (he never cites any foreign language text, except in translation).
Ochino's skepticism is treated with sympathy, but Socinus, despite his piety and pacifism, is criticized for being over-rational on the mystery of the Trinity.
David Willis, "The Influence of Laelius Socinus on Calvin's Doctrines of the Merits of Christ and the Assurance of Faith" (1965), rpt.
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