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December 6

Bernardino Ochino

1563 – Agitation began in Zürich, Switzerland, against the presence of the anti-Trinitarian Bernardino Ochino, who was strongly influenced by Michael Servetus in his rejection of the Trinity. Ochino was banished from the state of Zurich and the church “to preserve the peace and purity of both.” His book Thirty Dialogues, dealing mostly with whether Jesus was the Messiah, which he denied, and the Trinity, which he rejected.

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