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De Sociniano irenico


De iterato Sociniano irenico literata ad Christianos admonitio sive Pseudo-irenici, veri autem Christomastigis Danielis Zwickeri, superbus de Christo aeternitatis throno dejecto triumphus virtute Dei dissipatus et dissipandus


A repeated warning to Christians against the repeated Socinian offer of reconciliation, or God’s power dissipated and further weakened in the service of the proud triumph of the false peacemaker, the true scourge of Christ Daniel Zwicker casting Christ down from the eternal throne



Origin of the work:
  1661 Amsterdam

  1661 Amsterdam



The second in Comenius’ series of replies in polemic form to the Socinian Daniel Zwicker. Before Raimund de Sabunde’s treatise the Theologia naturalis (the Oculus) was printed in Comenius’ arrangement, and before it was sent to Zwicker, the latter published a second text against Comenius – the Irenico-mastix (Scourge of Reconciliation). In this, Zwicker celebrated his triumph over Comenius, his opponent, and gave him a period of a whole year in which to refute him. Comenius regretted being drawn into a dispute that prevented him from finishing his promised pansophic work (pansophy). His reply shows the truth of the teaching regarding the divinity of Christ, refutes Socinian heresies, defends its author against Zwicker’s invective, and encourages the latter to better beliefs. See also the entry on the De irenico irenicorum.


For further study, see also:

J. V. Novák & J. Hendrich, Jan Amos Komenský, jeho život a spisy. Prague 1932, pp574-576

Jan Kumpera, Jan Amos Komenský, poutník na rozhraní věků. Prague & Ostrava 1992, p219




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