Erazm Otwinowski (1505 words)

In contrast to other well-known figures in the Socinian church, Erazm Otwinowski was neither a prominent intellectual nor a philosopher. In his poetical works he presented to fellow believers his own vision of truth which they knew from the Bible and catechisms, and also from public disputes and debates in which he participated not as a discussant, but as a member of the audience. As often happens with popular poetry of average quality, his works presented the beliefs and mentality of his religious community in a more faithful way than did learned theological treatises, in this case, the beliefs and mentality of a religious community of radical Polish antitrinitarians. Otwinowski’s work was intended for quite a limited group of …

Citation:
Wilczek, Piotr. "Erazm Otwinowski". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 14 December 2018
[https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=13819, accessed 21 March 2019.]

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