Racovian

Related to Racovian: Racovian Catechism

Ra`co´vi`an

    (rå`kō´vĭ`an)
n.1.(Eccl. Hist.) One of a sect of Socinians or Unitarians in Poland.
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In his capacity as licenser Milton probably authorized the publication of the Catechesis or Racovian Catechism, and that decision suggests that by 1652 he had "abandoned the orthodox position on the Trinity" (181).
Milton has been linked to Socianism through his licensing of the Racovian Catechism, "the federal document of the Polish Socinian church" (29).
Lieb notes that Milton, in his role as a government official, saw fit to license the Socinian Racovian Catechism in the early 1650s.
According to her, he seems not fully to have realized the implications of his own 'core arguments' in Areopagitica and may only have begun to attend closely to anti-Trinitarian views when required to license the Socinian Racovian Catechism in 1650.
Stephen Dobranski asks why it is that though Milton in Areopagitica endorsed freedom from prepublication censorship, he nevertheless complied in government suppression of the baldly heretical The Racovian Catechism.