Glenn Joseph Lea
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Michael Servetus and the Socinians
William Tyndale
John Ware
Further Reading

Primary Sources

Calvin, John. Theological Treatises. trans. by J.K.S. Reid. Philadelphia, Westminster Press, Volume XXII.

Crellius, John and others. Catechism of the Churches of Poland, which confess according to the Scriptures, one God, the Father, his only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit. First published 1609 in Rakow, Poland. Translated by Thomas Rees F.S.A. London, Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, Paternoster Row, 1818. Reprint, Lexington, Kentucky, American Theological Library Association, 1962.

Register of the Company of Pastors of Geneva in the Time of Calvin. Edited and Translated by Philip E. Hughes. Grand Rapids, Michigan, William B. Eerdmans, 1966. Pp. 223-285.

Servetus, Michael. The Two treatises of Servetus on the Trinity, On the Errors of the Trinity; Dialogues on the Trinity; On the Righteousness of Christ's Kingdom. translated by E. M. Wilbur, D.D. Cambridge, Harvard University Press, 1932.

--- Restitutio Christianismi. Vienne, 1553.


Journals

Bainton, Roland Herber. "Servetus, Michael." Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol IV, 506. Fix, Andrew. "Radical Reformation and Second Reformation in Holland, The Intellectual Consequences of the Sixteenth Century Religious Upheaval and the Coming Rational World View", The Sixteenth Century Journal, 1987, 63-80.

Florida, Robert E. "British Law and Socinianism in the 17th and 18th Centuries." Socinianism and its role in the Culture of XVI-th to XVIII-th Centuries.i, Ed. L. Szczucki. Warsaw-Lodz, PWN-Polish Scientific Publisher, 1983. Pp. 223-231.

Freidman, Jerome. "A Critical discussion of H.W. Meiheizen's Study Spiritual Trends and Movements Among the Dutch Mennonites of the 16th and 17th Centuries" The Mennonite Quarterly Review 1954, 148-9.

Godbey, John C. "Fiducia, A basic Concept in Fausto Sozzini's Theology", Socinianism and its role in the Culture of XVI-th to XVIII-th Centuries. ed. Lech Szczucki. Warsaw, PWN-Polish Scientific Publishers, 1983. pp. 223-231.

--- "Servetus, Michael" Encyclopedia of Religion. New York, Macmillian, 1978. pp. 176-7. Hutton, Sara. "The Neoplatonic Roots of Arianism, Ralph Cudworth and Theophilus Gale." Socinianism and its role in the Culture of XVI-th to XVIII-th Centuries. ed. Lech Szczucki. Warsaw-Lodz, PWN-Polish Scientific Publisher, 1983. pp.139-146.

Kiwiet, John J. “Socinianism and its role in the culture of 16th and 17th centuries.” Mennonite Quarterly Review, 1986, 205-7.

Kingdon, Robert M. "Servetus, Michael." The New Catholic Encyclopedia. 1967. New York, McGraw Hill, 16 vols.

Manschreck, Clyde L. "A Critical appraisal of Some Consequences Inherent in Socinianism." Socinianism and its role in the Culture of XVI-th to XVIII-th Centuries. ed. Lech Szczucki. Warsaw-Lodz, PWN-Polish Scientific Publishers, 1983. pp. 223-231.

Miller, James. "Origins of Polish Arianism." Sixteenth Century Journal 1985, 228-56. Ozment, Steve. "Humanism, Scholasticism, and the Intellectual Origins of the Reformation." Continuity and Discontinuity in Church History. ed. F.F.Church. Leiden, E.J.Brill, 1979. pp. 133-49.

Peters, Karl. "Towards a Physics, Metaphysics, and Theology of Creation, A Trinitarian View."Religion, Science, and Public Policy. ed. F. T. Birte. New York, Crossroad, 1987. pp. 96-114.

Snobelen, Stephen. "There is But One God the Father, Antitrinitarianism in the Reformation". Essay submitted as a requirement to a course, Reformation History, Univ. of Victoria, Jan. 19, 1992.

--- Isaac Newton, "Socinianism and “the One Supreme God.” Socinianism and Arminianism: Antitrinitarians, Calvinists and Cultural Exchange in Seventeenth-Century Europe Dec 2005. Brill's Studies in Intellectual History, Volume: 134.

--- Paul Best, Mysteries Discovered. Published privately with permission of the copyright holder, Victoria, BC, 1992.

Szczuki, Lech. "Polish and Transylvainian Unitarianism in the Second half of the 16th Century." Antitrinitarianism in the Second Half of the 16th Century. Budapest/Leiden, Akadmiai Kiado/E. J. Brill, 1982.

Westfall, Richard S. "Newton and Christianity" Religion, Science, and Public Policy. ed. F. T. Birte. New York, Crossroad, 1987. pp. 79-95.

Williams, George Hunston "The Christological Issues Between Francis David and Faustus Socinus During the Disputation on the Invocation of Christ, 1578-1579." Antitrinitarianism in the Second Half of the 16th Century. Budapest/Leiden, Akadmiai Kiado/E. J. Brill, 1982.

--- "The Place of the Confesso Fidei of Jonas Schlichting in the life and thought of the Minor Church." Socinianism and its role in the Culture of XVI-th to XVIII-th Centuries. ed. Lech Szczucki. Warsaw, PWN-Polish Scientific Publishers, 1983. pp. 223-231.

Zuchinni, Giampiolo. "Unpublished letters added to the letters of Fausto Sozzini, 1561-1568." in Socinianism and its role in the Culture of XVI-th to XVIII-th Centuries. ed. Lech Szczucki. Warsaw, PWN-Polish Scientific Publishers, 1983. pp. 25-34.


Secondary Sources

Bainton, Roland Herber. Hunted Heretic, The Life of Michael Servetus, 1511-1553. Boston, The Beacon Press, 1953.

Becker, Bruno. Autor de Michael Servet et de Sebastien. Castellion, Recueil Public sous la direction de B. Becker. Haarlem, H.D. Tjeenk Willink, 1953.

Cory, David M. Faustus Socinus. Boston, Beacon Press, 1932.

Dan, Robert and Antal Pirnat, eds. Antitrinitarianism in the Second Half of the 16th Century. Budapest/Leiden. Akadmiai Kiado/E. J. Brill, 1982.

Force, James E. and Popkin, Richard H. Essays on the Context, Nature, and Influence of Isaac Newton's Theology. International Archives of the History of Ideas 129. Dordrecht, Kluwer Academic Publishers 1990.

Freidman, Jerome. Michael Servetus, A Case Study in Total Heresy. Geneva, Droz, 1978. Harkness, Georgia. John Calvin, The Man and His Ethics. New York, Henry Holt, 1931.

Henry, Paul, The Life and Times of John Calvin. New York, Robert Carter, 1859.

Kot, Stanislas. Socinianism in Poland, the Social and Political Ideas of the Polish Antitrinitarians in the sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries. Boston, Starr King Press. 1957. BT 1480 K63.

McLachlan, Herbert. Socinianism in the 17th Century England. Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1951. Raitt, J. ed. Shapers of Religious Traditions in Germany, Switzerland, and Poland, 1560-1600. New Haven, Yale University Press. 1981.

Rusch, William G. The Trinitarian Controversy. Philadelphia, Fortress Press, 1980.

Tinsley, Barbara Sher. Pierre Bayle’s Reformation, Conscience and Criticism on the Eve of the Enlightenment. Rosemount Publishing, 2001.

Walker, Williston. “Socinianism" in A History of The Christian Church, Fourth Edition. New York, Schribner, 1985.

Wilbur, Earl Morse. A Bibliography of the Pioneers of the Socinian-Unitarian Movement in Modern Christianity, in Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Holland. Rome, Edizioni di Storia di Letteratura, 1950.

--- A History of Unitarianism. Boston, Beacon Press. 1969.

--- Our Unitarian Heritage, An introduction to the history of Unitarian Movement. Boston, Beacon Press. 1969.

Williams, George Hunston. The Polish Brethren, Documentation of the History and Thought of Unitarianism. Missoula, Mont, Scholars Press, 1980. BT 1480 A18.

Williams, George Hunston. ed. The Polish Brethren, Documentation of the History and Thought of Unitarianism in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and in the Diaspora, 1601-1685, 2-vols. Harvard Theological Studies XXX, Missoula, Montana, Scholars Press, 1980.

Williams, George Hunston. The Radical Reformation. London, Weidenfeld and Nicholson, 1962.

Zweig, Stephen. The Right to Heresy, Castello against Calvin. New York, Viking Press, 1936.


Online Resources

“Michael Servetus.” Wikipedia. Accessed June 2020.

“Pierre Statorius.” Wikipedia. Accessed June 2020.

“Francesco Stancaro.” Wikipedia. Accessed June 2020.

“Giovanni Paolo Alciati of the Motta.” Wikipedia. Accessed June 2020.

“Ferenc Dávid.” Wikipedia. Accessed June 2020.

“Lelio Sozzini.” Wikipedia. Accessed June 2020.

“Bernardino Ochino.” Wikipedia. Accessed June 2020.

“Fausto Sozzini.” Wikipedia. Accessed June 2020.

“Racovian Catechism.” Wikipedia. Accessed June 2020.

Dictionary of Unitarian and Universalist Biography. www.uudb.org, Accessed June 2020.