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Gentile, Valentino
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(Gentilis; c. 1520 Cosenza, Calabria – Sep 10, 1566, Bern), a humanist, joined the Italian refugee community in Geneva after his flight from Italy in 1557. Under the influence of M. Gribaldi, he criticized the church's doctrine of the Trinity and, thus, came into conflict with the Genevan authorities. His rejection of the scholastic concept of substance and his intensive involvement with the church fathers led him to a subordinationist understanding of the Trinity. The Father alone is the source of deity and the…

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Strohm, Christoph, “Gentile, Valentino”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 23 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_08403>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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