Johann Lorenz von Mosheim


From THE STATE OF THE UNITARIAN DOCTRINE, 1783 by Theophilus Lindsey

Mosheim (e) also bears testimony to the very early rise of men, under this [Anabaptist] denomination, who were Unitarians (etc).

Of these Anabaptists, part were properly Arians, i. e. who believed Christ to be a creature ; but created before the formation of the world. Others among them adopted the opinion of the proper humanity of Christ, which was afterwards embraced by Socinus.

We are much obliged to this last historian, for furnishing us with authentic memorials of the sentiments of the latter sort of Anabaptists, taken from one of their Catechisms, or Confessions of Faith, printed in (F) Poland in 1574 ; that is, four years before Faustus Socinus came into that country.

      (e) Ecclesiastical History, Vol. IV. p. 169.

      (F) Mosheim gives the following account of the great number of Unitarians that were found in Poland at this time ; (etc). "There were certain sects and doctors, against whom the zeal, vigilance and severity of Catholics, Lutherans, and Calvinists, were united, and in opposing whose settlement and progress, these three communions, forgetting their dissensions, joined their most vigorous counsels and endeavours. The objects of their common aversion, were the Anabaptists, and those who denied the Divinity of Christ, and a Trinity of Persons in the Godhead. To avoid the unhappy consequences of such a formidable opposition, great numbers of both classes retired into Poland, from this persuasion, that in a country whose inhabitants were passionately fond of freedom, religious liberty could not fail to find a refuge."

Vol. IV, p. 178.



London : J. Johnson 1783, pages 13-14.


From A HISTORY OF UNITARIANISM, SOCINIANISM, etc., 1945 by Earl Morse Wilbur

" A copy of long lost Christianisimi Restitutio [by Servetus] had . . come to light in London and increased interest in its author, which was heightened yet more by the elaborate study of his life by Mosheim in 1748, and the records of the Vienne trial published the following year by the Abbé d'Artigny. " (etc)

p. 211.

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The last twenty years of his life [Samuel] Crellius spent quietly in Amsterdam, occupied with studies and literary work.   ...  His intimate friend and correspondent for many years, Professor Mathurin Veyssière la Croze at the French college in Berlin, who grieved only that Crellius was not properly sound in saving faith, wrote Mosheim of him that, heresy apart, he was the best and most lovable man in the world.27 "
(p. 577)

      27 Quoted in Bock, op. cit., i, 167, and in Fock, Socinianismus, p. 240.

Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press 1945.


Selected bibliographic ( University of California )

Author Hales, John, 1584-1656. Title Historia Concilii Dordraceni / Io. Laur. Moshemius ex anglico sermone latine vertit, variis observationibus et vita Halesii auxit. De autoritate Concilii Dordraceni paci sacrae noxia consultatio.
Publisher Hamburg : Aupd T. C. Felginer, 1724.
Description 468 p. : port. ; 17 cm. Note Title in red and black; title vignette (printer's device) Contents Mosheim, J. L. De auctoritate Concilii Dordraceni concordiae sacrae noxia consultatio. -- Mosheim, J. L. Jo. Halesii vita, fata, et labores. Hales, J. Ad Dudleium Carletonum epistolae ex Dordraceno Concilio scriptae. -- Ad epistolas Io. Hallesii appendix aliorum quasdam epistolas ad Dordraceni Concilii historiam spectantes exhibens. Language Latin

Author Mosheim, Johann Lorenz, 1694?-1755. Title Io. Laur. Moshemii abbatis Mariaevall. et Michaelstein. de poenis haereticorum, cum Stephano Iavorskio, archiepiscopo Rezanensi et Muroniensi disputatio.
Publisher Helmstadii : Typis Paul. Diet. Schnorrii, 1731.
Description 112, [2] p. ; 20 cm. Language Latin
(Subject : Stefan, Metropolitan of Ryazan, 1658-1722. )

Author Mosheim, Johann Lorenz, 1694?-1755, Title Historia Michaelis Serveti / quam praeside Io. Laur. Moshemio ... a.o.r. MDCCXXVII d. XIX Decembris placido doctorum examini publice exponit auctor Henricus ab Allwoerden
Publisher Helmstadii [i.e. Helmstedt] : Stanno Bucholtziano, [1727]
Description [15], 238, [2] p., [1] leaf of plates : port. ; 22 cm. (4to) Note Thesis (doctoral)--Universitšt Helmstedt, 1727 (H. v. Allwoerden, author and respondent) Signatures: a-bp4s, A-2Gp4s, (I2 unsigned) Full page portrait of Servetus faces titlepage Note "Scripta Serveti": p. 162-237 Language Latin

Author Mosheim, Johann Lorenz, 1694?-1755 Title Historie van Michael Servetus den Spanjaart: bestaande in een omstandig verhaal von zyn gansche leven, geschreve boeken en ongelukkigen doot: getrokken uit schier alle schryveren, die van, voor of tegen hem de pen hebben opgevat. Waarin niet alleen vele zeltsame brieven en onuitgegeve schriften voorkomen, maar ook verscheide geschiedenissen van dien tyt in een'helderen dach gezet worden. Uit de Latynsche en andere talen verduitscht volgens de uitg. van den heere Henrik van Allwoerden, die haar in't jaar 1727 ... onder't opzicht van ... Joh. Laurens Mosheim by wyze van opentlyke redetwisting heeft verweert
Publisher Rotterdam, J.D. Beman, 1729
Description 1 p. l., xliv, 275, [11] p. front. (port.) 21 cm

Author Mosheim, Johann Lorenz; 1694?-1755. Title Institutionum historiae Christianae compendium.
Publisher Helmstadii, apud Christ. Frid. Weygand; 1752.
Description 4 p.l., 533 ; [14] p. 18 cm. Language Latin

Author Mosheim, Johann Lorenz, 1694?-1755. Title Ioh. Lavrent. Moshemii De rebus Christianorum : ante Constantinum Magnum commentarii.
Publisher Helmstadii : C. F. Weygand, 1753.
Description 988 p. ; 22 cm. Language Latin

Author Mosheim, Johann Lorenz, 1694?-1755. Title An ecclesiastical history, ancient and modern [microform] : from the birth of Christ, to the beginning of the present century: : in which the rise, progress, and variations of church power are considered in their connexion with the state of learning and philosophy, and the political history of Europe during that period / by the late learned John Lawrence Mosheim ... ; translated from the original Latin, and accompanied with notes and chronological tables, by Archibald Maclaine ... ; in six volumes ; to the whole is added an accurate index. Edition First American edition.
Publisher Philadelphia : Printed by Stephen C. Ustick, 1797-1798.
Description 6 v. ; 20 cm. Series German baroque literature, Harold Jantz collection ;no. 1829, reels 387-388. Note Translation of: Institutiones historiae ecclesiasticae antiquioris et recentioris. Vol. 2-6 published in 1798. Vol. 1 has a printed slip tipped in at end, announcing that v. 2 is in the press. Edition statement transposed; precedes "Volume I" on title page. "Vindication of the Quakers," v. 6, 8 p. added. Note Includes bibliographical references.

Author Mosheim, Johann Lorenz, 1694?-1755. Title An ecclesiastical history, ancient and modern; in which the rise, progress, and variations of church power, are considered in their connexion with the state of learning and philosophy, and the political history of Europe during that period. Tr. from the original Latin, and illustrated with notes, chronological tables, and an appendix, by Archibald Maclaine. Edition A new ed. ... continued to the year 1826, by Charles Coote ... and furnished with a dissertation on the state of the primitive church, by the Right Rev. Dr. George Gleig.
Publisher New York, Harper, 1880.
Description 2 v. Language English


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