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An adherent of a 16th-century Italian sect holding unitarian views, including denial of the divinity of Jesus.
Of or relating to the Socinians or their doctrines.

[New Latin Sociniānus, after Laelius Socinus and Faustus Socinus.]

So·cin′i·an·ism n.


the heretical tenets of Faustus Socinius, a 16th-century Italian theologian, denying the divinity of Christ, the existence of Satan, original sin, the atonement, and eternal punishment, and explaining sin and salva-tion in rationalistic terms. Cf. Racovianism. — Socinian, n., adj.
See also: Heresy
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Writing history rather than theology allowed Southey to appear more orthodox than he was; Milner claimed that this was why the book failed to go beyond the reign of James 11 to cover Bishop Hoadley and Socinianism (126).
14) For the most helpful discussion of Milton's relation to Socinianism, see Michael Lieb's chapter, "The Socinian Imperative," in his Theological Milton.
In relation to the General and Particular Baptists of the eighteenth century, Underwood says it was Arianism and Socinianism that precipitated the decline of the General Baptists and it was Antinomianism that precipitated the decline of the Particular Baptists.
Reason and Religion in the English Revolution: The Challenges of Socinianism, by Sarah Mortimer.
an Epicureanism that ventures into the light only under the cover of Socinianism.
From the censors' reports, it becomes clear that their main task was to condemn journals that regularly published attacks on the person and office of the papacy; curiously the tackling of atheism and Socinianism was not of primary importance.
But they will fail, as will all other heretical movements Edwards perceived to be threatening the purity of the Gospel: "There will be an end to Socinianism, and Arianism, and Quakerism, and Arminianism; and Deism, which is now so bold and confident in infidelity.
The place of Socinianism and the antitrinitarianism espoused by this sect has increasingly become the object of study, in part because it drew the most intense reaction from seventeenth-century authorities, including Cromwell.
Socinianism and Arminianism; Antitrinitarians, Calvinists, and cultural exchange in seventeenth-century Europe.
In his journey towards Anglicanism, a constellation of related shifts appeared in his thinking: from Socinianism to Trinitarianism, from confidence in perfectibility to a need for redemption, and, crucially, from a view that evil is actually part of divine benevolence to an acceptance of original sin.
And this general reasoning had one chief target--Conrad Vorstius, the Remonstrant sympathizer who in 1610 was appointed professor as successor to Jacobus Arminius and who was accused of Socinianism.
A less known or even a neglected sector of Leibniz's writings is carefully studied and the picture emerges of a sincere Christian theologian who upheld the reasonableness of the faith but also rejected Socinianism and attempts to do away with the doctrine of the Incarnation.

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