Racovian Catechism

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Racovian Catechism:

see SocinianismSocinianism
, anti-Trinitarian religious movement organized in Poland in the 16th cent. by Faustus Socinus. Antecedents of the movement were such Italian humanist reformers as Bernardino Ochino, Georgio Blandrata, and Laelius Socinus, who fled to Poland from persecution first in
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Ingeniously uncovering a coincidence of dates concerning the lenient Blasphemy Act on 9 August 1650 and Milton's licensing of the Racovian Catechism on 10 August, Dzelzainis is able to suggest with some confidence (given other evidence) that Milton's antitrinitarianism predates his licensing.
Stephen Dobranski asks why it is that though Milton in Areopagitica endorsed freedom from prepublication censorship, he nevertheless complied in government suppression of the baldly heretical The Racovian Catechism. He chides critics who refuse to see a genuine lack of consistency in Milton's actions.