Enyedi György



" Some light on the traffic in Socinian books is thrown by a letter from a minister in Holland quoted by Thomas Edwards (etc).5 The writer relates that a bookseller informed him that 'sundry English merchants were seeking to buy the works of Socinus, Ostorodius, Eniedinus, Crellius, and especially Socinus de Servatore',6 and when the bookseller told them they could not have such books because they were under the ban of the States General, the merchants replied, 'Nevertheless you may bring them from other Countries, and we will give you for them what you will.'  "

      5 Gangraena, iii, 169. The letter is dated 23 Oct. 1646.
      6 i.e. De Jesu Christo servatore (first published in 1594), (etc).

(page 119)


Another private library containing a large an representative selection of Socinian books was that of Sir Edward Bysshe (1615?-79), Garter King of Arms during the Commonwealth, and, according to Wood, 'a great encourager of learning and of learned men'.2 Bysshe's collection is notable both for the number of volumes from the Rakow press . . . and for several rare works including the extremely rare Nodi gordii a M. Smiglecio nexi dissolutio facta per Johannem Volkelium (Rakow, 1613), and a copy of Bernardino Ochino's Dialogi triginta de missa et trinitate, (etc). In addition Bysshe possessed a first [Latin] edition of the Racovian Catechism and a copy of both the Dissertatio de pace et concordia ecclesiae ([by Przipcovius] 1630) and the Brevis disquisitio ([by Joachim Stegmann] 1633). Of the leading Socinian authors there wee thirty-five works by Socinus, twelve by Smalcius, eight by J. Crell, five by J. Schlichting, three by J. Völkel, two each by J. Moscorovius and Thos. Pisecius, and single works by S. Przipcovius (Vita F. Socini—1636), Chr. Ostorodt, A. Woidowski, and Geo. Enyed : a very comprehensive collection indeed.

      2 A. Wood, Athen. Oxon. ii. 648.   (Etc.)

(pages 132-133)

Oxford 1951.


From JOHN LOCKE, 1994 by John Marshall

...   In January 1679 Locke read at least part of the Hungarian Socinian George Enyedi's Explicationes Locorum Veteris et Novi Testamenti — the first definite indication of Socinian reading in Locke's life — (etc). Among the Shaftesbury papers are several pages of notes in Locke's hand summarising the arguments of Chistopher Sand's 1669 Nucleus Historiae Ecclesiasticae, an Arian account of early Christianity. These are undated (etc).

JOHN LOCKE   Resistance, Religion and Responsibility
Cambridge University Press 1994, p. 138.


From ISAAC NEWTON AND SOCINIANISM, 2003 by Steve Snobelen

'He [i.e. Newton] also possessed an antitrinitarian book by the Transylvanian Unitarian György Enyedi, whose ideas were in part shaped through cross-fertilization with early Socinianism and whose work was in turn cited in the Polish Brethren’s Racovian Catechism.'

( http://members.aol.com/stevesnobelen/socinian.doc )


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Author Enyedi, György, 1555-1597. Title Explicationes locorum Veteris & Novi Testamenti, ex quibus Trinitatis dogma stabiliri solet. Auctore Georgio Eniedino ...
Imprint [Klausenburg, 1590?]
Descript 4 p. l., 441, (1) p., 6 l. 12mo.
( Source : New York Public LIbrary http://catnyp.nypl.org )

Author Enyedi, György, 1555-1597. Title Gismunda és Gisquardus széphistóriája. Bevezetéssel ellátta és közzéteszi: Varjas Béla. Publisher Kolozsvár, Minerva, 1942. Description 81 p. facsim. Series Erdélyi Tudományos Intézet Note Includes 1st and 2d ed. (1577, 1582) Summary in Italian. Note Bibliographical footnotes.
( Source : University of California http://melvyl.cdlib.org )

Author Enyedi, György, 1555-1597. Title Historia elegantissima / Enyedi György. Publisher Budapest : Balassi, 1994. Description 121 p. ; 21 cm. Note Includes bibliographical references. ISBN 9637873597 :
( Source : University of California http://melvyl.cdlib.org )


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