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1 Owtram, William [GUILIELMO OUTRAMO De Sacrificiis Libri Duo Quorum Altero explicantur Omnia JudŠorum, Nonnulla Gentium Profanarum Sacrificia : Altero Sacrificium Christi : utroque ecclesiŠ CatholicŠ his de rebus sententia contra Faustum Socinum, ej˙sque sectatores defenditur /
London Richardi Chiswell 1677 Full-Leather Very Good None Latin, Hebrew 
A FOUNDATION TEXT OF THE UNITARIAN CHURCH PRINTED 1677. EXCEEDINGLY RARE. Not in the American Auction Records for 30 years. INFLUENCED BY THE FAMED MICHAEL SERVERTUS WHO WAS BURNED ALIVE FOR THE BELIEFS ESPOUSED IN THIS VOLUME The Book: Owtram, William, 1626-1679. De sacrificiis libri duo microform : quorum altero explicantur omnia JudŠorum, nonnulla gentium profanarum sacrificia : altero sacrificium Christi : utroque ecclesiŠ CatholicŠ his de rebus sententia contra Faustum Socinum, ej˙sque sectatores defenditur / autore Guilielmo Outramo . Londini : Typis T. Roycroft, impensis Richardi Chiswell 1677. small 4to, Full old calf in nice condition, save for lacking spine, internally clean and complete. Highly important anti-Trinitarian text. Very Rare. No copies at auction in 30 years. Unitarians can trace their roots back to the 16th Century. The belief spread from Poland, to what was then Transylvania (Romania), through England and on to America where it especially thrived in New England. Michael Servetus seems to be considered the founder of the movement. Servetus a Roman Catholic Spanish physician escaped from the inquisition in France and went to Geneva. Here in 1553 he was burned alive after a three-month trial into his anti-Trinitarian beliefs. "Servetus discovered that in the uncorrupted Greek New Testament there was no text to justify the Christian doctrine of the Trinity. He published two books arguing that Christians should bring their views of God and Jesus into conformity with Jewish and Muslim monotheism. Hence the word "Unitarian" -- God as unity, or one" - Canadian Unitarian Council Website. These beliefs sometimes known as Sabellianism were to become known as Socianism after Italian born Faustus Socinus. He developed anti-Trinitarian belief into a more organised teaching. At this time he was living in Poland and his followers were sometimes called the Minor Reformed Church. Forced out of Poland again by persecution many merged with the Unitarians in Transylvania and from there the belief spread to England. Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin and John Adams, leaders of the American Revolution, were all Unitarians. Interestingly, this book also contains one of the earliest appearances of the word Holocaust, lending to the interesting debate surrounding its etymology. It is present here in a religious sense of sacrificial offering. 
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