Racovian Catechism

One of the earliest confessions of modern Unitarianism,* it appeared in 1605 just after the death of Faustus Socinus. It is a very clear expression of Socinian* theology. Beginning with the question, “What is the Christian religion?” it gives as the answer: “The Christian religion is the way revealed by God for securing eternal life.” The catechism clearly indicates that Unitarianism of the Socinian type held that both the OT and NT are inspired documents. But reason alone apprehends their spiritual truths. The truths of revelation are superior to reason, but are never contrary to its dictates. Christ is more than man, but not truly God, for if he had been truly divine he could not have died.