This is an unedited reprint of a collection of tracts about the doctrine of the Trinity published by Thomas Firmin (1632-97) in 1691. It was a major shot in a war of words among Anglicans about the... More > doctrine of the Trinity from about 1687-98. (For an overview of this, see Dixon's Nice and Hot Disputes.)The first part contains some writings from Firmin's long-departed friend John Bidle (Biddle) (1615-62) - the first prominent English unitarian.The second contains seven controversial, anonymous writings, about half of which are thought to be by Firmin's friend, the Reverend Stephen Nye (1648-1719). Some central points: the traditional, Athansian doctrine of the Trinity is inconsistent with itself, and with the Bible. Further, several then-recent traditionalist attempts to spell out what the Trinity doctrine amounts to are criticized.These tracts include the second, revised edition of A Brief History of the Unitarians, Called also Socinians. In Four Letters to a Friend.< Less
An unedited reprint of:
A Second Collection of Tracts,
The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the only True God;
And Jesus Christ the Son of God, him whom the Father sanctified and... More > sent, raised from the Dead and exalted.
The Doctrine of Three Almighty and Equal Persons, Spirits, Modes, Subsistences, or Somewhats in God; and of the Incarnation.
published in 1693. The tracts include (see preview of back cover for full list):
An accurate Examination of the principal Texts usually alledged for the Divinity of our Saviour.
Considerations on the Explications of the Doctrine of the Trinity, by Dr. Wallis, Dr. Sherlock, Dr. S---th, Dr. Cudworth, and Mr. Hooker; as also on the Account given by those that say, The Trinity is an unconceivable and inexplicable Mystery.
Several of the ten tracts are attributed to Stephen Nye (1648-1719). This book is a sequel to this one.< Less