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(ServetServide) (ser-vē'tŭs),
Miguel, Spanish anatomist and theologian, 1511-1553. See: Servetus circulation.
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And as for Michael Servetus, we uncover a Calvin angrily disagreeing with him, but agonizing when he cannot save him from death at the stake.
org, Michael Servetus Unitarian Universalist Fellowship or the Verna and Henry Steffes Scholarship Fund, University of Wisconsin, Marathon County Center.
The fate of Michael Servetus, and the book for which he was burned, is the subject of Out of the Flames, a thoroughly engaging account of the life of Servetus as well as a bibliophile's delight.
Closer inspection reveals, however, that this is the story of Michael Servetus (1511-1553), one of the most intriguing figures in the history of religion and medicine.
From Isaac Abrabanel in late fifteenth-century Italy to Jacob Frank's masonic connections in eighteenth-century Poland, from Cardinal Ximenes to Antonio Vieira, from Joseph Mede to Emanuel Swedenborg, and from Michael Servetus to Beate Hahn-Paulus, we are led on a conducted tour of a past that is probably the most "foreign country" of them all--a land where magi, messiahs, prophets, and leaders of secret societies, stroll freely in the town's square, speaking a language that is practically undecipherable, promising imminent redemption.
In Calvin's 16th-century Geneva, even private practice of Catholic rites was punishable by expulsion from the city, attendance at sermons was mandatory, and the theological dissident Michael Servetus was burned at the stake for rejecting the doctrines of the Trinity and infant baptism.
Some pioneers, such as physician Michael Servetus, were put to death for it.
The most celebrated case of religious persecution in the sixteenth century was the Michael Servetus affair, where the proto-unitarian Servetus was burned at the stake in Calvin's Geneva, and it is here that we can see Bainton's three prerequisites for persecution most vividly.
Even the burning of Michael Servetus was a rotten business for Calvin in an age where a death was all too often a convenient solution for the current problem.
Wasn't the execution of Michael Servetus the outstanding example of religious atrocity in the age of the Reformation?