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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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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.
Barnaud translated Socinus into French, wrote several antitrinitarian treatises and corresponded with Socinus and Ostorodt.
Peter Abelard (1079-1142), Socinus (1525-62), Kant (1724-1804), Schleiermacher (17681834) and Ritschl (1822-89) were the exponents of a doctrine of reconciliation based on the example of Christ rather than the emphasis on atonement.
After a period of lively disputes, their doctrine and organization was unified by Faustus Socinus (1539-1604), whose followers were called Socinians.

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