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Leibniz on the Trinity and the IncarnationReason and Revelation in the Seventeenth Century$
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Maria Rosa Antognazza

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780300100747

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300100747.001.0001

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Islam, Kabbalah, and the Trinity: The Polemic regarding the Historical Dissertations by M. V. de La Croze

Islam, Kabbalah, and the Trinity: The Polemic regarding the Historical Dissertations by M. V. de La Croze

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(p.137) 11 Islam, Kabbalah, and the Trinity: The Polemic regarding the Historical Dissertations by M. V. de La Croze
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Leibniz on the Trinity and the Incarnation
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Maria Rosa Antognazza

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300100747.003.0012

After so many battles with the Socinians, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz found himself being accused of Antitrinitarianism during the last decade of his life. This began in 1707, when Mathurin Veyssières de La Croze published a volume composed of three Dissertations historiques to show which heresies were more harmful to the Church: those of Socinianism or those of the Jesuits. In the first dissertation, La Croze compared Islam and Socinianism and argued that the Muslim creed coincides with the Socinian creed since both reject the Trinitarian conception of God. For La Croze, the Muslim notion that the Trinity is a corruption of monotheism coincides with the charge of Tritheism brought by the Socinians against the dogma of the Trinity. Leibniz agrees with La Croze's view that the creed of the Socinians conforms with Islam's rejection of the Trinity and the Incarnation. Leibniz was also sympathetic to thinkers who saw in the Kabbalah proofs of the truth of Christianity in general and the Incarnation and the Trinity in particular.

Keywords:   Antitrinitarianism, Mathurin Veyssières de La Croze, Dissertations historiques, Socinianism, Islam, Incarnation, Kabbalah, Christianity, Trinity

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