The new edition of Bainton's classical study on Servetus

30/04/2005

By Jaume de Marcos, Co-Founder of the Unitarian Universalist Society from Spain

Now the new edition of Bainton's classical study on Servetus, "Hunted Heretic", may also be purchased online through the bookstore of the Unitarian Universalist Association.

Hunted Heretic: The Life and Death of Michael Servetus, 1511-1553

Roland H. Bainton, UUHS, Blackstone Editions, $20.00 Classic biography of Servetus, the famous Reformation-era theologian and physician executed for heresy in John Calvin's Geneva.

This new and updated edition includes an introduction by leading Servetus scholar Ángel Alcalá, a short biography of Bainton and an English translation of the Latin "Historia Mortis Serveti," an account of the death of Servetus from 1554.

Also available is this little book about Socinus and the Minor Reformed Church in Poland:

Racovia: An Early Liberal Religious Community Phillip Hewett, Blackstone Editions, $12.00

Founded as a utopian community in 1569, by the next century the little Polish town of Raków (Racovia) became "the Unitarian capital of Europe." Its academy attracted scholars and students from all over the continent. Leading thinkers of the time also published hundreds of books in Racovia, among them the Racovian Catechism of 1605, which is still in print today.

Though the Racovian experiment eventually fell victim to the forces of religious repression, the influences from this little community come to life in this comprehensive book.