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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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The Socinians Again

The Socinians Again

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(p.150) 12 The Socinians Again
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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/9780300100747.003.0013

Sometime in 1706, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz had an encounter with the Socinian Andreas Wissowatius, an old adversary he had fought in his youth who was using the pseudonym Arsenius Sophianus. In 1703, Sophianus published a German translation of his Religio Rationalis, which appeared posthumously in Amsterdam in 1684. Also unaware of the book's Latin original, Leibniz read and annotated the German version, which explores the use of human reason in theology, an issue to which he was continually drawn. Hence, in the years immediately preceding the publication of Theodicy, Leibniz showed intense interest on the theses held by Sophianus. Despite its Socinian origin, the work was positively judged by Leibniz, raising the question of whether he privately approves of the Socinians' approach to the relation between faith and reason.

Keywords:   reason, faith, Andreas Wissowatius, Arsenius Sophianus, Religio Rationalis, theology, Theodicy, Socinians

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