[German Version] (Grzegorz Paweł; c. 1526, Brzeziny – c. 1591, Raków), Polish theologian. After studies at Cracow, Königsberg (Kaliningrad), and Wittenberg, he turned from Lutheranism to Calvinism and finally became a radical Antitrinitarian. In 1551 he became a Reformed pastor in his place of birth; in 1556 he became one the seniors of the Reformed congregations of Lesser Poland and in 1558 a pastor in Krakow. In 1562 he began publishing attacks on the traditional doctrine of the Trinity. At the Diet of Piotrków in 1565, he broke with the Reformed
ecclesia maior, thus becoming one of the founders of the Unitarian
ecclesia minor. He accepted the divine sonship of Jesus Christ, though only in an Adoptionist sense (Adoptionism), but on that point he was unable to prevail over the moderate majority of Unitarians, nor would they accept his chiliastic notions. Peter Hauptmann Bibliography
Literatura Aria’nska w Polsce XVI wieku. Antologia, 1959, 33–58, 205–248, 635–638.