- a follower of Faustus and Laelius Socinus who rejected a number of traditional Christian doctrines, as the Trinity, the divinity of Christ, and original sin, and who held that Christ was miraculously begotten and that salvation will be granted to those who adopt Christ's virtues.
- of or relating to the Socinians or their doctrines.
Origin of Socinian
Examples from the Web for socinian
Now, if ever there was a Socinian book in the world, it is this work of Locke.A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume I (of II)
Augustus De Morgan
Arminian and Socinian were at peace if science was the theme.The Bibliotaph
Leon H. Vincent
Well may the Socinian assume this lofty tone, with those whom we are now addressing.
But, said some Bristol people to me, not only is he a Unitarian—he is also a Socinian.The Collected Writing of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. II
Thomas De Quincey
He created out of these jarring elements the Socinian Church.A History of the Reformation (Vol. 2 of 2)
Thomas M. Lindsay
- a supporter of the beliefs of Faustus and Laelius Socinus, who rejected such traditional Christian doctrines as the divinity of Christ, the Trinity, and original sin, and held that those who follow Christ's virtues will be granted salvation
- of or relating to the Socinians or their beliefs
Word Origin and History for socinian
1640s (n.); 1690s (adj.), in reference to followers or doctrines of Faustus Socinus, Latinized name of Fausto Sozzini (1539-1604), Italian anti-trinitarian theologian who held Christ to be human, if divinely endowed, and the Holy Spirit to be divine energy, not a person. He broke with the Church and organized the Polish Brethren.