From A HISTORY OF UNITARIANISM, Socinianism etc., 1945 by Earl Morse Wilbur
Another witness of changing thought among the Socinians in Holland was Jeremias Felbinger, born in Silesia as a Lutheran, who after teachings for years in Germany adopted the Socinian faith, became an ardent opponent of Trinitarian views, and suffered much for his boldness in attacking them. He at length came to Amsterdam, where he published several religious works, and translated into German a Socinianizing version of the new Testament by Courcelles, professor at the Remonstrant seminary. " (p. 573)
From SOCINIANISM IN SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY ENGLAND, 1951 by John McLachlan
The idea of publishing a collection of leading Socinian authors is said to have been first mooted in 1628. The Bibliotheca [Fratrum Polonorum] does not, however, contain the writings of Smalcius, Völkel, Ostorodt, and Moskorzowski, and only a selection of the works of others. The date is given on the title-page as 'post annum 1656' (a purposely vague addition). The printer was probably Jacob Aertz Colom (see W. J. Kühler, Het Socinianisme in Nederland (1912, p. 140) and Étienne Courcelles, professor in the Remonstrant college at Amsterdam, assisted in the task of preparing the work for the press.
Author Descartes, René, 1596-1650. Title Renati Des Cartes Specimina philosophiae: sev, Dissertatio de methodo recte regendae rationis, & veritatis in scientiis investigandae: dioptrice, et meteora. Ex gallico translata, & ab auctore perlecta, variisque in locis emendata.
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