Faustus Socinus


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Noun1.Faustus Socinus - Italian theologian who argued against Trinitarianism (1539-1604)
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1630-1660) is the theology of the Socinians, a heretical, yet intellectually sophisticated Protestant sect that originated in Poland through the writings of Faustus Socinus.
Edwards, in his various critiques of Reasonableness, suggests that Locke is, if not an atheist, at least a Socinian, a member of, or sympathizer with, the Polish Brethren who followed the theology of Faustus Socinus (1539-1604) and who espoused a number of heretical views.
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.