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Socinians/Socinianism
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[German Version]

This term, first used in the 17th century, denotes the main stream of the anti-Trinitarian movement (Antitrinitarians), moderated in many respects by F. Socinus after 1579. The Socinians explicitly kept the Trinitarian formula in the command to baptize (Matt 28:19). According to the Racovian Catechism, anyone who rejected it could not be a Christian. It was the Early Church’s doctrine of the consubstantiality of the Father and the Son and the personhood of the Holy Spirit that they firmly rejected. Thou…

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Hauptmann, Peter, “Socinians/Socinianism”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 13 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_124920>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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