Socinian



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 relating to the Socinians or their doctrines.
noun
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
adjective
2.
of or relating to the Socinians or their beliefs

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