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. The Antitrinitarian doctrine, known by the name “Socinian,” of the absolute unity of the divine person, was first formulated by the Spaniard M. Servet (De Trinitatibus erroribus libri septem, 1531). F. Sozzini, however, denied dependence on Servet and also held a fundamentally different view of many aspects of Christology. According to Socinian tradition, the beginnings of the Socinians lie in secret meetings in Vicenza and other cities of Venuto, which, from c. 1546, discussed the doctrine of the Trinity and finally came to doubt the deity of Christ. The …

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Stella, Aldo, “Antitrinitarians”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 18 January 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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