According to Wim Balke, following Calvin's return to Geneva in 1541 the reformer focused less on the Anabaptists than on "radicals of a spiritualist and antitrinitarian
During the following years he wrote numerous scientific and theological treatises, including The Restoration of Christianity, another antitrinitarian
work, in which he rejected the notion of predestination.
The activities of Poland's antitrinitarian
community have also generated interest in the Anglophone world.
Though Stoll joins Maurice Kelley in enlisting Milton in the Arian camp with some affinity with Socinianism as well (189), he prefers the term "monotheism" over "Socinianism or Arianism," for explicating "Milton's Antitrinitarian
positions," because the term is less contentious and "more structural and descriptive" (8).
Worldwide communions with heterodox christologies Church of Christ, Scientist 2,500,000 Ec Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (CJCLdS) 12,291,000 Db International Alliance of Churches of the Truth 800,000 Ed International Council of Unitarians and Universalists (ICUU) 282,000 Ed Jehovah's Christian Witnesses (Watch Tower, IBRA, JWs) 16,541,000 Da Unification Church (Holy Spirit Association for World Christianity) 839,000 Ed 40 other non- or antitrinitarian
heterodox communions: IACT, A IRF, IGAS, INTA, et alia 2,000,000 Ed 10.
Since the manuscript of the De Doctrina Christiana is now generally considered authentic, it is widely agreed that Milton held antitrinitarian
beliefs, but just when and how he developed these forbidden views has remained a subject of some debate.
Alongside his fantastic renditions of Mosaic history, Murtada also includes extraordinary narratives that trace the origins of primitive Christianity--in this case, an antitrinitarian
Coptic monotheism--to a utopian, scientific city modeled after the predeluvian, Egyptian civilization.
Theologically, Russell and present day Witnesses share with more conventional Christians belief in monotheism and in a god actively involved in human history and revealed in the Bible, whose son offers hope for humankind to be restored from an errant state, even though they are antitrinitarian
and their doctrine of Christ differs from that taught by most other Christians.
Although, he says, "the most established and conservative antitrinitarian
church--the Socinians--attempted to stem or at least rechannel the tide of millenarianism in their midst [.
Nevertheless, Wykes underlines the extent to which the formation of the individual conscience through independent study, especially of the Bible, became a touchstone among Presbyterian ministers, and helped to pave the way for freethinking and antitrinitarian
These references are, however, merely details in clearly antitrinitarian
messages that would be unlikely to put the reader in mind of paradise.
Even a later date is possible, because the Confession indicates that the Brethren were wrongly accused of not believing in the deity of Christ, a charge that may have been crucial in the mid-1550s when Italian antitrinitarian
Anabaptists started to seek refuge in Austerlitz.