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  The Heresy of Faustus Socinus
Faustus Socinus was born in Siena, a University town near Florence, in 1539.
Faustus was born into a distinguished family of politicians, lawyers, and professors of law.
Faustus Socinus was the pre-eminent leader of this, the reform not just of the governance of the church, but of the theology.
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 Virginia Ingram: Faustus Socinus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Faustus Socinus lent his name to a movement that he didn’t start or finish; a movement that actually didn’t want to admit him to their ranks because of a difference in theological perspective.
Faustus’ own religious thinking at this time is unclear, but he must have begun to reject the orthodox religious doctrines of the Roman Catholic church, since he also felt threatened by the Inquisition’s interest in the religious life and thought of his uncles.
Socinus’ principles did not allow him to submit to an adult baptism by immersion, since he felt this might be construed as an admission that baptism, an “outward sacrament,” was required to be considered a Christian.
www.online.sksm.edu /ce/papers/p-ingram~socinus.htm   (3821 words)

 Laelius and Faustus Socinus, founders of Socianism, their lives and theology - SIS
Laelius Socinus is considered to be the founder of the Antitrinitarian intellectual movement and Faustus Socinus the main theoretician of the established Unitarian (Socinian) church in Poland.
Faustus Socinus came from distinguished families in Siena, a city and once a republic in Tuscany, on both his paternal and maternal sides.[14] On his father’s side he came from a prominent family of lawyers in Siena.
Soon Socinus was asked to respond to Jacobus Palaeologus, a former Greek monk from Chios and religious refugee from Italy, concerning the issue of social property and political authority.[48] This was a part of the ongoing discussion among the Polish Brethren on the use of the “sword” (ius gladii).
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 Christ Church | St. Anne's Pub - Faustus Socinus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Socinus was born in 1539 in Siena and died in 1604 in Poland.
Socinus was, as we have said, an anti-Trinitarian--he spurned the deity of Christ and the Holy Spirit.
Socinus says, "Since, then, there is no reason, no passage of Scripture, from which it can be clearly gathered that God knew all things which happened before they happened, we must conclude that we are by no means to assert such a foreknowledge of God.
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 Biography of Faustus Socinus
Faustus Socinus was in the service of Duke Cosmo Medici, or Cosmo the Great, as a diplomat for 11 years, which was important because it meant that he did not have the usual scholastic training which affected the formation of religious opinion.
Socinus himself was something of an Antitrinitarian church worker in Poland, but he did travel to Transylvania at the time of the controversy and trial of Francis David.
In that sense Socinus was still part of a culture that believed in revelation rather than one which replaced the supernatural with the scientifically secular and rational, and later the subjective and holistic.
www.pluralist.freeuk.com /learning/history/socinus.html   (1219 words)

 Chapter XVII: Faustus Socinus and the Full Development of Socinianism in Poland, 1579—1638   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Socinus was born at Siena, Italy, in 1539, and was nephew of L
Upon the death of his patroness Socinus refused all inducements to remain longer at court, left Italy never to return, and went to Basel which was then a place of considerable religious freedom, and for three years applied himself to the study of religious subjects, chiefly the Bible.
Stoinski died the year after Socinus, but their unfinished work was continued and completed after their death by Schmalz, Moskorzowski, and Völkel, and was published in Polish in 1605 at Rakow (Latin, Racovia), whence it came to be known as the Racovian Catechism.
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 Socinianism. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Antecedents of the movement were such Italian humanist reformers as Bernardino Ochino, Georgio Blandrata, and Laelius Socinus, who fled to Poland from persecution first in Italy and then in Calvinist Switzerland.
Faustus went to Poland in 1579 and became the movement’s leader and principal theologian.
Under Faustus the movement became known as the Polish Brethren, and communities were formed in imitation of the early Christian church.
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 Socinianism: Unitarianism in 16th-17th Century Poland and Its Influence   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Laelius Socinus was a renowned Italian writer and theologian of the early sixteenth century who was friends with most of the Protestant leaders of the time.
Faustus aspired to follow in his uncles footsteps, but because the liberal attitude of the Renaissance had begun to give way to the repression of the Counter-Reformation, Faustus wrote his books anonymously.
Socinus became the leader of the Anti-Trinitarians who as a result became known as Socinians, but also occasionally as the Racovians because their greatest center was in Racow.
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 UU World: The Magazine of the Unitarian Universalist Association: Socinus defined early Unitarianism
Socinus (Fausto Sozzini in Italian) was born in 1539 into a prominent family in Siena, where the atmosphere of Renaissance humanism encouraged free inquiry.
Socinus rapidly became an influential figure among the proto-Unitarians, though paradoxically enough he was never a formal member: Under Anabaptist influence, they had come to require baptism by total immersion as their initiation rite, and to this Socinus would not consent.
After this episode, Socinus left the city and was a guest on the remote estate of a friend until his death in 1604.
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 "Arius, Socinus, Arminius" a sermon By Rev. Ricky Hoyt   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Socinus was an Italian during the Protestant Reformation, that is, the 16th century.
Socinus believed that Jesus was born a human being who was raised to divinity by his exemplary life.
The beliefs and lives of Faustus Socinus and Jacob Arminius formed the foundation for what became the Unitarian church in Europe, and influenced the forming Unitarian church in the United States, and through that line provide part of the foundation of the Unitarian Universalists of the Santa Clarita Valley.
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 Faustus Socinus, Racovian Catechism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Socinus wrote the first draft and commissioned his friends to finish it.
Most catechisms are designed for the instruction of children or converts, but this catechism was, in the words of the historian Adolf Harnack, "a course of instruction for producing theologians." Essentially, it was a systematic statement of Socinian doctrine for propaganda purposes.
Long after Socinus' death in 1604, after the Racow press was destroyed in 1638, and after the Socinians were forced by Jesuit oppression to flee Poland in i660, the Racovian Catechism carried the gospel of Christian freedom to the world.
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 Early Unitarianism
Socinus (and the Polish Unitarians) believed Jesus was born a human being but raised to divinity by his exemplary life, so he was unique.
Socinus wrote extensively; he was part of the reason for the Polish Brethren's large output.
Copies of Socinus' writings and the catechism were destroyed, but despite efforts not only in Poland and elsewhere, copies remained available to influence later generations.
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 Socinus, Faustus on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Socinus left the Roman Catholic Church when, influenced by the writings of his uncle, Laelius Socinus, he came to deny the Trinity and other traditional doctrines.
Faustus left Italy for Basel in 1575, and in 1579 he went to Poland, where he spent the remainder of his life.
In Poland he gradually organized the anti-Trinitarian groups into the sect of Polish Brethren and thereby founded the movement known as Socinianism.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/s/socinusf1.asp   (171 words)

 Catholics and Heretics: Sarmatian Review, April 1999
Fausto Sozzini (Latin name: Faustus Socinus) was an Italian theologian who, together with other foreign radical theologians, especially those of German extraction, found refuge in tolerant Poland.
Socinus and his followers also denied a number of other Catholic and/or Protestant beliefs, such as the original sin, predestination, vicarious atonement and justification by faith.
He organized theological debates in Raków after the death of Faustus Socinus in 1604, and he was a mediator in many conflicts within the Socinian community.
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 Korzybski Org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Socinus himself was of this opinion, and is thought to have given too much
However, the famous Simon Budnæus was also of those who denied that any kind of worship ought to be paid to Jesus Christ, contrary to the opinion of Socinus.
English] Title The life of that incomparable man, Faustus Socinus Senensis : described by a Polonian Knight : Whereunto is added An excellent discourse, which the same author would have premised to the Works of Socinus : together with a catalogue of those works.
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 Laelius Socinus
Socinus, Laelius or Lelio Sozzini [lā'lyō], 1525–62, Italian religious reformer.
After becoming interested in Protestantism, Socinus left Italy in 1544 for the Swiss cantons to escape the newly established Inquisition.
John Calvin, however, suspected Socinus of doctrinal differences, and to allay these suspicions Socinus signed a confession of faith in 1555.
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 English Dissenters: Socinians
Socinus maintained that there was only God the Father, a single divine being.
Socinus was forced to flee Cracow in 1598.
Socinus' moderate theology spread to Holland, Transylvania, and Lithuania.
www.exlibris.org /nonconform/engdis/socinians.html   (3631 words)

 Please title this page. (Page 11)
The Unitarians deny the divinity of Christ; accept or reject the Bible according to private judgment; deny the doctrine of Atonement and original sin; reject all but two of the Sacraments and deny the grace-conferring power and necessity even of these.
He was forced to flee to Poland at one time, but appears to have spent most of his life at Zurich.
Faustus, born in 1539, was a nephew of Laelius, and it is to him that the sect bearing his name owes its individuality.
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 Faustus Socinus and His Heritage - SIS
The international conference - organised by the Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences (Cracow) and Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences (Warsaw) to commemorate the 400th anniversary of death of Faustus Socinus (Fausto Sozzini, 1539-1604), the prominent Italian reformer and religious thinker - is a scholarly event.
During the conference about 25-30 lectures and short presentations on Faustus Socinus's person and doctrine as well as on later development of the movement called Socinianism or Unitarianism will be presented.
On September 26th, 2004 the conference participants will go to Lus³awice, a small village where Socinus spent his last years, died and was buried, and where in 1933 the American Unitarians erected a monument in his honour.
www.servetus.org /en/news-events/events/events/event20040924.htm   (547 words)

 Unitarianism, Unitarian Christianity
The key figure in the Polish movement was Faustus Socinus (1539 - 1604).
It received a new impetus and theological foundation in the Socinianism of Laelius and Faustus Socinus and in the Racovian Catechism of 1605.
Although they rejected the deity of Christ and the orthodox doctrine of the Trinity, the Socinians held to a kind of supernaturalism and even insisted on the worship of Jesus Christ as a divine person, believing in his resurrection from the dead and his ascension.
www.mb-soft.com /believe/txc/unitaria.htm   (1100 words)

 AllRefer.com - Faustus Socinus (Protestant Christianity, Biography) - Encyclopedia
AllRefer.com - Faustus Socinus (Protestant Christianity, Biography) - Encyclopedia
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Faustus Socinus[fOs´tus sOsI´nus] Pronunciation Key or Fausto Sozzini[fou´stO sOt-tsE´nE] Pronunciation Key, 1539–1604, Italian religious reformer, founder of Socinianism.
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 Anabaptist - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Estep claims that in order to understand Anabaptism, one must "distinguish between the Anabaptists, inspirationists, and rationalists." He classes the likes of Blaurock, Grebel, Hübmaier, Manz, Marpeck, and Simons as Anabaptists.
as inspirationists, and anti-trinitarians such as Michael Servetus, Juan de Valdés, Sebastian Castellio, and Faustus Socinus as rationalists.
Mark S. Ritchie follows this line of thought, saying, "The Anabaptists were one of several branches of 'Radical' reformers (i.e.
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 UU World: Faustus Socinus defined early Unitarianism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Four centuries ago in Siena, the Italians would have burned Faustus Socinus at the stake.
He went first to Switzerland; then to Transylvania, where a Unitarian, John Sigismund, had been king from 1540 to 1571; and finally to Poland, where he lived until his death in 1604.
The Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth was at that time the largest and most tolerant country in Europe, often called the “heretics' asylum.” In its capital city of Kraków, Socinus found a large Italian colony as well as a congregation of nonconformists.
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 Unitarians   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
There a Unitarian group called the Minor Reformed church was formed in 1565.
After 1579 the group was led by the Italian exile Faustus Socinus, who formulated the basic teachings of the denomination.
The Polish Unitarians were persecuted and driven into exile by the Counter-Reformation in the 16th century.
www.angelfire.com /zine/baptistsurfer/ut.html   (562 words)

 Religious Humanism - Humanism Today, Volume 12
It is no coincidence that the organized Unitarian movement came into existence more than four centuries ago at the same time as the flowering of the European Renaissance and the beginning of modern science.
Faustus Socinus participated in all three of these movements.
Its legacy is the concern for human well-being, the affirmation that we are free to act for what we believe in and to change the situation in which we find ourselves through these efforts, the defense of reason, the acceptance of responsibility.
www.humanismtoday.org /vol12/hoertdoerfer.html   (5125 words)

 What's In A Creed?
This antitrinitarian movement, led by Michael Servetus of Spain, Francis David of Transylvania, and Faustus Socinus of Italy, later became known as Unitarianism.
Francis David (1510-1579) believed that Jesus was "begotten in the womb of the virgin (Mary) by the Holy Spirit" and that Jesus did not exist before his birth on earth.
Francis David believed that Jesus was both "God and man." Faustus Socinus (1539-1604) believed that Jesus was a "true man by nature" but not a "mere man" because he was "conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary."
www.onr.com /user/bejo/whatcreed.htm   (1893 words)

 Page Title   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Although the Radical Reformation included some wild and woolly characters, for the most part it was composed of people anxious to live and worship peacefully in the spirit of the first Christians.
It is to the Radical Reformation that we, as Unitarians, look for our spiritual forbears - such people as Michael Servetus, Francis David and Faustus Socinus.
The Reformation and the Radical Reformation transformed the religious and political map of Europe.
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The Socinians find their origin in the French theologian Faustus Socinus, (c.1604).
  Socinus professed a belief in God and adherence to the Christian Scriptures but  he denied the divinity of Christ and consequently the Trinity.
The concept of a conditional election has evident weaknesses, not the least of which is that it takes away the Divine attributes of foreknowledge and omniscience.
www.sounddoctrine.net /Bible/Soteriology_Murrell.htm   (3542 words)

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