Charles Leslie (1650 - 1722), Anglican nonjuring divine, was born and educated in Dublin, Ireland.
In 1689 he moved to England, and authored numerous polemical tracts on religious and political... More > topics.The first edition of Leslie's Socinian Controversy Discuss'd was printed in 1708. He published a second edition in 1719. The edition reprinted here is from volume 1 of his two-volume Works, published in 1721. In this work of Christian apologetics, Leslie endeavors to refute anyone who might be considered "antitrinitarian". Some chief targets include Unitarians or Socinians such as Stephen Nye, and subordinationist Samuel Clarke.
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Reprint of 1818 edition, translated by Thomas Rees from the 1680 Latin version of the Racovian Catechism by Crellius, Schlichtingius, Ruarus, Wissowatius, and "F.C.". This book is the... More > classic expression of Socinian theology, called sometimes called "Biblical Unitarianism" today, to distinguish it from later (late 18th century to 19th century) "Unitarianism", as well as from 20th-21st century Unitarian-Universalism. According to the classic Socinian theology, Christ is the unique Son of God, worthy of worship, sacrificed for the sins of humankind, and raised from the dead, but is (only) a human, not divine. Features a lengthy, scholarly "Historical Introduction" by Rees. 404 pages. The pages print better than the Preview above shows, although the copy isn't flawless. For other books on the Trinity, see trinities.org/books< Less
This lost classic on the Trinity is a short and clear work by David James, which reflects his deep familiarity with a massive English literature on the subject spanning roughly 1689 to 1780. James... More > neatly summarizes competing views, with the aim of promoting sympathetic understanding of competing approaches, which he calls Tritheist, Arian, Sabellian, Trinitarian (real and nominal), and Socinian.This second edition of 1780 includes an Appendix on the central issue of the worship of Jesus Christ.This is a high quality reprint; the pages look much better than the above Preview.See here for more books on the Trinity.< Less
A famous defense of traditional trinitarian doctrine by Daniel Waterland. (1683–1740) This is only Vol. 1 of 6 volume set of Waterland's works, ed. by William Van Mildert in 1856. This volume... More > contains Mildert's lengthy biographical essay, and Waterland's Vindication of Christ's Divinity, being a Defence of some Queries relating to Dr. Clarke's Scheme of the Holy Trinity. Here Waterland rebuts Samuel Clarke's famous The Scripture-Doctrine of the Trinity (reprint of the 2nd edition available at: www.lulu.com/content/734487). Waterland continued his attack in a number of works (not in this volume), which in turn received replies by Clarke and/or his allies. Further works by Waterland are reprinted here.For other Trinity books, see http://trinities.org/books.< Less
This volume contains three controversial works on the Trinity, all of which follow up on his initial answer to Samuel Clarke's The Scripture-Doctrine of the Trinity.These are A Second Vindication of... More > Christ's Divinity, A Further Vindication of Christ's Divinity, and A Critical History of the Athanasian Creed.These reprints are from Volumes II and III of his Works, edited by William Van Mildert in 1856.For other books on the Trinity, see trinities.org/books< Less
The Rev. Dr. Daniel Waterland (1683–1740) - five apologetics writings on the Trinity.This material is from volumes 2 & 3 of Waterland's Works, edited by William Van Mildert in 1856.This... More > volume contains:Eight Sermons, in Defence of the Divinity of our Lord Jesus ChristAn Answer to some Queries printed at Exon, relating to the Arian ControversyThe Scriptures and the Arians ComparedFive Letters to Mr. StauntonThe Importance of the Doctrine of the Holy TrinityOther works by Waterland on the Trinity are available here and here.
The main target of Waterland's critiques, Samuel Clarke's The Scripture Doctrine of the Trinity (2nd. ed, 1719) is available here.< Less
This treatise by nineteenth century Unitarian John Wilson lays out a very comprehensive scriptural case for unitarianism and tries to rebut alleged scriptural evidence for trinitarianism. There are... More > thousands of references to Bible passages and other relevant works.This reprint is of the 3rd edition, printed in 1846.The print quality is acceptable. However, when quoting the book sometimes switches to very small type,which can be hard to read, especially in italics.< Less
Reprint of the 1820 edition.Full title: Memoirs of the Late Reverend Theophilus Lindsey, M.A., including a brief analysis of his works; together with anecdotes and letters of eminent persons, his... More > friends and correspondents: also a general view of the progress of the unitarian doctrine in England and America. Second Edition, Corrected.
By Unitarian minister Thomas Belsham.
Belsham gives an account of the works and life of influential Unitarian Theophilus Lindsey (1723-1808). 423 pages.This reprint is good quality; the text has some spotting from the original, but there is no marginal writing or underlining, missing pages, or other significant defects.For other books on the Trinity and related topics, visit trinities.org/books< Less
Reprint of four tracts published in 1829:
The Doctrine of Pronouns Applied to Christ's Testimony of Himself, by Noah Worcester
On the Evidence Necessary to Establish the Doctrine of the Trinity,... More > by S.C. Thacher
The Apostle Paul a Unitarian (anonymous)
On the Doctrine of Two Natures in Christ, by Alvan Lamson
The first and last tracts argue against the doctrine that Jesus Christ possessed two natures, a complete human nature and the divine nature.The second and third argue that the doctrine of the Trinity lacks a basis in the New Testament.< Less
Reprint of the 1791 edition of three tracts by Joseph Priestley (1733-1804), constituting a sustained attack on Calvinism.These are:An Appeal to the Serious and Candid Professors of ChristianityA... More > Familiar Illustration of Certain Passages of Scripture, and A General View of the Arguments for the Unity of GodThis is a high quality & very readable reprint. The above Preview pages give you an idea of the page layout, but seriously under-represent the image quality. In other words, the words are printed much more clearly than they appear in the Preview above.For other books on the Trinity and related topics, visit < Less