Socinian

Socinian

[soh-sin-ee-uhn]
noun
1.
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.
adjective
2.
of or pertaining to the Socinians or their doctrines.

Origin:
1635–45; < Neo-Latin Sociniānus of, pertaining to Socinus; see -ian

Socinianism, noun
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Socinian (səʊˈsɪnɪən)
 
n
1.  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
 
adj
2.  of or relating to the Socinians or their beliefs
 
So'cinianism
 
n

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Socinian
1645, from Faustus Socinus, Latinized name of Fausto Sozzini (15391604), Italian theologian who denied the divinity of Christ, broke with the Church, and organized the Polish Brethren.
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