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 (sō-sī′nəs), Faustus Originally Fausto Paolo Sozzini. 1539-1604.
Italian theologian who based his anti-Trinitarian teachings on the doctrine formulated by his uncle Laelius Socinus (1525-1562). Their system of Socinianism greatly influenced the development of Unitarian theology.


(Biography) Faustus (ˈfɔːstəs), Italian name Fausto Sozzini, 1539–1604, and his uncle, Laelius (ˈliːlɪəs), Italian name Lelio Sozzini, 1525–62, Italian Protestant theologians and reformers


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Faustus (Fausto Sozzini), 1539–1604, and his uncle Laelius (Lelio Sozzini), 1525–62, Italian Protestant theologians and reformers.
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Noun1.Socinus - Italian theologian who argued against Trinitarianism (1539-1604)
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and had not emerged in Transylvania (but rather in Venice and then in Poland, in the 1540s, through the agency of Giorgio Blandrata, Laelio Socinus, Faustus Socinus, Francesco Stancarus, Mathias Vehe Glirius etc.
Today I would like to attempt to bring some of the ways in which Leibniz's scientific, philosophical and theological views were bound up with each other by briefly examining his roles within two apparently different disputes in the late 17th and early 18th centuries: first his dispute with Newton over the nature of space and time; and next his dispute with the "Socinian" followers of Faustus Socinus (1539-1604), (a religious movement that later came to be called "Unitarianism"), over the doctrine of the trinity.
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.
Faustus Socinus (1539-1604), who gave his name to Socinianism, understood that abandoning the Trinity might look like adopting Islam; yet he stressed that believing (as he did) in the Son of God was unacceptable to Muslims.

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