John Bidle

 

From John Bidle to Sir Henry Vane, 1 April 1647

" Adversaries . . [deluding] both themselves and others with Personalities, Moods, Subsistences, and such like brain-sick Notions, that have neither sap nor sence in them, " (etc)

SOCINIANISM IN SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY ENGLAND by John McLachlan,
Oxford 1951, p. 173.

 

"1780 KIPPIS Biogr. Brit. II. 307/2 note" (Oxford English Dictionary)

The adherents to Mr. Biddle were called Biddellians; but this name was lost in the more common appellation of Socinians, or, what they preferred, Unitarians.

( entry Biddelian, -ellian, Bidellian )

 

From A BUDGET OF PARADOXES, 1872 by Augustus De Morgan

" The heterodox assertion was first supported, it is said, by John Bidle or Biddle (1615-1662) of Magdalen College, Oxford, the earliest of the English Unitarian writers, previously known by a translation of part of Virgil and part of Juvenal.16 " (etc)

16 This was his Virgil's Bucolics and the two first Satyrs of Juvenal, 1634. [ Note by David Eugene Smith 1915. (WPT) ]

Chicago, London : Open Court 1915,
Vol. I, pp. 238-9.

 

Bibliographic ( University of California http://melvyl.cdlib.org )

Author Juvenal. Title A satyrical essay [microform], or the two first satyrs of Ivvenal, Englished, by John Bidle. Publisher 1634.
Description 1 v. (unpaged) Note Filmed with Vergilius Maro, Publius. Bucolicks. London, 1634. Language English

Author Virgil. Title Virgil's Bucolicks [microform], Englished. Whereunto is added the translation of the two first satyrs of Ivvenal, by John Bidle. Publisher 1634.
Description 1 v. (unpaged) Note With this is filmed Juvenalis, Decimus Junius. A satyrical essay, or the two first satyrs. London, Printed I. L., 1634. Language English

Author Biddle, John, 1615-1662. Title XII arguments drawn out of the Scripture [microform] : wherein the commonly-received opinion touching the deity of the Holy Spirit is clearly and fully refuted : to which is prefixed a letter tending to the same purpose, written to a member of the Parament ... / by John Biddle. Publisher [London] printed : [s.n.], 1647.
Description [16], 35 p. Series Early English books, 1641-1700 ;1143:3. Note Place of publication suggested by Wing. Reproduction of original in the Huntington Library. Language English

Title Gods glory vindicated and blasphemy confuted [microform] : being a brief and plain answer to that blasphemous book intituled, Twelve arguments against the deity of the Holy Ghost, written by Tho. Bidle, Master of Arts, and now burnt by speciall commanfrom the Parliament on Wednesday the 8 of this present September ... : wherein the arguments of the said book are set down together with proper answers thereto, and twelve anti-arguments proving the deity of the Holy Ghost. Publisher London : Printed for William Ley, and are to be sold at his shop ..., 1647.
Description 12 p.

Author [Bidle, John] Title A confession of faith touching the Holy Trinity, according to the scripture. Publisher London, 1648.
Description 9p.l.,60p. 15cm. Language English

Author Biddle, John, 1615-1662. Title A testimony of the ministers in the province of Essex, to the trueth of Jesus Christ, and to the solemn league and covenant ... Publisher London, Printed by A.M. for T. Underhill, 1648.
Description 9 p. 18 cm. Language English

Title The Racovian catechisme : wherein you have the substance of the confession of those churches, which in the kingdom of Poland and Great Dukedome of Lithuania, and other provinces appertaining to that kingdom, do affirm, that no other save the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, is that one God of Israel, and that the man Jesus of Nazareth, who was born of the Virgin, and no other besides, or before him, is the onely begotten Sonne of God. Publisher Ansterledam : For Brooer Janz, 1652.
Description [6], 176 p. ; 15 cm. (8vo) Note First English ed., edited by John Biddle?* Fictitious imprint? Probably printed in London. cf. Brit. Mus. Cat. Clark Library copy bound with Biddle, John. The apostolical and true opinion concerning the Holy Trinity ... London, 1653; and 5 other anti-Trinitarian tracts.

* Bidle seems to have been the most likely translator of this work into English ; cf. Socinianism in Seventeenth-Century England by John McLachlan, Oxford 1951. — (WPT)

Author Przypkowski, Samuel, 1592-1670. Title The life of that incomparable man, Faustus Socinus Senensis : described by a Polonian Knight : Whereunto is added An excellent discourse, which the same author would have premised to the Works of Socinus : together with a catalogue of those works. Publisher London : Printed for Richard Moone, 1653.
Description [8], 35, [3], 38-61, [7] p. ; 15 cm. (8vo) Translated by John Biddle. Moone's device as frontispiece. "An excellent discourse ..." has special t.-p. "A catalogue of the works of Socinus": [4] p. at end.
Clark Library copy bound with Biddle, John. The apostolical and true opinion concerning the Holy Trinity ... London, 1653; and 5 other and anti-Trinitarian tracts. Language English

Author Przypkowski, Samuel, 1592-1670. Title Dissertatio de pace, &c.; or, A discourse touching the peace & concord of the Church : wherein is elegantly and acutely argued, that not so much a bad opinion, as a bad life, excludes a Christian out of the kingdom of heaven; and that the things necessary to be known for the attainment of salvation, are very few and easie: and finally, that those, who pass amongst us under the name of Hereticks, are notwithstanding to be tolerated. Publisher London : Printed by Ja: Cottrel for Rich. Moone, 1653.
Description [8], 64, [6] p. 15 cm. "These books are to be sold by Richard Moone ...": p. [69]-[70].
Clark Library copy bound with Biddle, John. The apostolical and true opinion concerning the Holy Trinity ... London, 1653, and 5 other anti-Trinitian tracts. Language English

Author Biddle, John, 1615-1662. Title Brevis disquisitio; or, A brief enquiry touching a better way then is commonly made use of, to refute papists, and reduce Protestants to certainty and unity in religion. Publisher London : Printed for Richard Moone, 1653.
Description [8], 48 p. ; 15 cm. (8vo) Note Attributed to John Biddle by Wing and Halkett & Laing (new ed.); attributed to John Stegmann* by B. M. cat. Clark Library copy bound with the author's The apostolical and true opinion of the Holy Trinity ... London, 1653; and 5 other anti-Trinitanian tracts. Language English

* Apparently, this was a translation by John Biddle of Brevis disquisitio, an et quomodo vulgo dicti evanelici pontificios, ac nominatim Val. Magni de acatholicorum credendi regula judicium, solide atque evidenter refutare queant, Eleutheropoli apud Godfridum Philalethium 1633, by Joachim Stegmann.
(cf. Socinianism in Seventeenth-Century England, John McLachlan, Oxford 1951, p. 92 ff.)   —   (WPT)

Author Biddle, John, 1615-1662. Title The apostolical and true opinion concerning the Holy Trinity revived and asserted : partly by twelve arguments levied against the traditional and false opinion about the Godhead of the Holy Spirit : partly by a confession of faith touching the three Persons : both which having been formerly set forth, in those yeers which the respective titles bear, are now so altered, so augumented, what with explications of the Scripture, what with reasons, what finally with testimonies of the Fathers and of others, together with observations thereupon, that they may justly seem new. Publisher London : s.n., Printed anno Dom. 1653.

Author Biddle, John, 1615-1662. Title In sacra Biblia Graeca ex versione LXX. interpretum scholia : simul et interpretum caeterorum lectiones variantes / [John Biddle] Publisher Londini : Rogerus Daniel, 1653.
Description 186 p. ; 22 cm.

Uniform Title [ Bible. O.T. Greek. Septuagint. 1653.] Title Hē Palaia Diathēkē kata tous Hevdomēkonta. Vetus Testamentum Graecum ex versione septuaginta interpretum, juxta exemplar Vaticanum Romae editum, accuratissime & ad amussim recusum.
Publisher Londini, Excudebat Rogerus Daniel, prostat autem venale apud Joannem Martin & Jacobum Allestrye, 1653.
Description [8], 1056, [2], 186, [1] p. Note Edited by John Biddle.

Title An humble advise to the Right Honorable the Lord Mayor, the Recorder, and the rest of the justices of the Honorable Bench. To the goodmen of the jury, aud [!] at the Sessions House in the Old-Bayley, London, in behalf of Mr. John Bidle, prisoner in Newgate. Publisher [London, 1654?]
Description 16 p. 18 cm.

Author Biddle, John, 1615-1662. Title A twofold catechism: the one simply called A Scripture-catechism; the other, A brief Scripture-catechism for children ... Composed for their sakes that would fain be meer Christians, and not of this or that sect ... Publisher London, Printed by J. Cottrel, for R. Moone, 1654.
Description 141, 34 p. 15 cm.

Author Biddle, John, 1615-1662. Title Duae catecheses : quarum prior simpliciter vocari potest catechesis scripturalis posterior, brevis catechesis scripturalis pro parvulis ... / primum quidem a' Johanne Biddello ... ; in Latinam linguam translatę per Nathanaelem Stuckey, 16.
Publisher [London : s.n.], 1664.
Description 214, [1] p.

Note Also contains :
Oratiuncula de passione et morte Christi by the translator Nathaniel Stuckey (pages 193-208) ; and a letter from Jeremias Felbinger to Bidle, 24 August 1654 (pages 209-14).

(per Socinianism in Seventeenth-century England by John McLachlan : Oxford 1951, pages 292, and 198.) — (WPT)

 

2 Full Record Author Biddle, John, 1615-1662. Title The apostolical and true opinion concerning the Holy Trinity, revived and asserted [microform] : partly by twelve arguments levied against the traditional and false opinion about the Godhead of the Holy Spirit, partly by a confession of faith touchinghe three persons ... : with testimonies of the fathers, and of others / all reprinted, anno 1653 by John Bidle ... and now again with the life of the author prefixed, Anno Dom., 1691. Source Faith of one God. London : [s.n.], 1691. Format Analytics Library UCD

13 Full Record Author Biddle, John, 1615-1662. Title The Faith of one god, who is only the Father; and of one mediator between God and men, who is only the man Christ Jesus; and of one Holy Spirit, the gift (and sent) of God. Asserted and defended in several tracts contained in this volume ... Publisher London, 1691. Format Book Government document Library UCD UCLA

14 Full Record Title The faith of one God, who is only the Father; and of one mediator between God and men, who is only the man Christ Jesus; and of one Holy Spirit, the gift (and sent) of God; asserted and defended, in several tracts contained in this volume; the titles whereof the reader will find in the following leaf. And after that a preface to the whole, or an exhortation to an impartial and free enquiry into doctrines of religion. Publisher London, 1691. Format Book Library UCD UCLA

18 Full Record Uniform Title [ Bible. O.T. Greek. Septuagint. 1653.] Title Hē Palaia Diathēkē kata tous Hevdomēkonta. Vetus Testamentum Graecum ex versione septuaginta interpretum, juxta exemplar Vaticanum Romae editum, accuratissime & ad amussim recusum. Publisher Londini, Excudebat Rogerus Daniel, prostat autem venale apud Joannem Martin & Jacobum Allestrye, 1653. Format Book Library UCLA

20 Full Record Author Biddle, John, 1615-1662 Title In sacra Biblia Gręca ex versione LXX. interpretum scholia [microform] : simul et interpretum cęterorum lectiones variantes Publisher Londini : Excudebat Rogerus Daniel, prostat autem venale apud Joannem Martin & Jacobum Allestrye ..., M.DC.LIII [1653] Format Book Library UCSB UCI UCR UCSD UCLA

21 Full Record Author Biddle, John, 1615-1662. Title In sacra Biblia Graeca ex versione LXX. interpretum scholia : simul et interpretum caeterorum lectiones variantes / [John Biddle] Publisher Londini : Rogerus Daniel, 1653. Format Book Library UCD UCSB

25 Full Record Uniform Title [ Bible. O.T. Greek. Septuagint. 1653.] Title Hē palaia diathēkē kata tous Hebdomēkonta = Vetus Testamentum Gręcum ex versione Septuaginta interpretum, juxta exemplar Vaticanum Romę editum, accuratissime & ad amussim recusum. Publisher Londini : Excudebat Rogerus Daniel, Prostat autem venale apud Joannem Martin & Jacobum Allestrye, sub signo Campanę in Cœmeterio D. Paulii, 1653. Format Book Library UCSB

28 Full Record Author Jackson, Richard, 1621-1677. Title A suddain essay with a sincere desire to vindicate Christianity, or the common faith, from the superlative heresies or phantasticall novelties of all selfe-particular Sciolists endeavouring the subversion of the same by seven arguments used in opposition to Mr. John Biddle, Febr. 18 and Febr. 25, 1654 at his school in Coleman-Street microform / by Richard Jackson. Publisher London : Printed by Tho. Harper, 1655. Format Book Library UCD UCSB UCI UCR UCSD UCLA

 

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