From SOCINIANISM IN POLAND, 1957 by Stanislas Kot
The liberality of the brethren for the work of the Church was extraordinary ; funds collected for the common treasury covered the expense of the enormous produtivity of the press, the support of teachers, of the school, and of ministers in narrow circumstances, and also made possible numerous propaganda journeys to Silesia, Germany, France, Holland, and England, where the emissaries from Raków, by means of their publications and conversations, won secret adherents. In return, adherents of doctrine made pilgrimages from western lands to Raków, there to enjoy the free and public confession of it. Sienienski received them as his guests ; and the Raków pastor, Valentine Smalcius, . . . the son of a Lutheran jurist from Gotha, admitted them into the Church. Breathing the air of Polish freedom, foreigners became attached to the hospitable nation, and more than one of them straightway became Poles.
Ideologia polityczna i społeczna Braci Polskich
zwanych Arjanami (Warszawa : 1932).
From SOCINIANISM IN SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY ENGLAND, 1951 by John McLachlan
The first two catalogues of the Bodleian Library (1620, 1635) seem to contain no reference to the Socinian works which, within a decade, were to be cited by polemical divines (etc). By the time, however, of Thomas Hyde's catalogue (1674), not less than sixty Socinian writings were in the Library. These included 23 by Faustus Socinus, 11 by Valentine Smalcius, 8 by John Crell, 6 by Jonas Schlichting, and one each by Johann Völkel and Joachim Stegmann (viz. Brevis disquisitio). It seems likely that the Bodleian owed this accession of Socinian literature very largely to the efforts of Thomas Barlow (1607-91), librarian from 1652 to 1660, and later Bishop of Lincoln. (Etc.)
Selected bibliographic ( University of California http://melvyl.cdlib.org )
Author Socinus, Faustus, 1539-1604. Title Epitome colloquii Racoviae habiti anno 1601 / [Fausti Socini Senensis] ; ediderunt Lech Szczucki et Janusz Tazbir. Edition Wyd. 1-e.
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