Volume 19, Issue 10, 2009
Return of the Polish Brethren in the Perspective of a New Stage of Universalism
Zbigniew Ogonowski, Lesław Kawalec
Socinianism in the Intellectual History of Europe
The article is preceded by “Introductory Remarks”, in which the author, for the sake of comparison, outlines the situation of Socinianism (in the 17th and 18th centuries) in Holland, England and France. The main part of the article is devoted to the discussion of the German scene, and describes the subject in seven points, namely: 1. The 17th century—the orthodoxy of the Protestant Germany in its fight against the Socinian phantom; 2. Leibniz; 3. The 18th century: orthodoxy and the Neologians; 4. The stance of Lessing; 5. Socinianism as seen through Kantian-tinted spectacles; 6. Otto Fock: the first modern, scientific monograph of Socinianism; 7. Wilhelm Dilthey on the role of Socinianism in the intellectual history of Europe.