OWTRAM, William (1626-1679). De sacrificiis libri duo; quorum altero explicantur omnia, Judaeorum, nonnulla gentium profanarum sacrificia: altero sacrificium Christi. Utroque ecclesiae catholicae his de rebus sententia contra Faustum Socinum, ejúsque sectatores defenditur. Amsterdam, Abraham van Someren, 1688. 8vo. (12) 344 (12) pp. Contemporary vellum.


Third edition of Owtram’s dissertations on sacrifices, a defence of the doctrine of atonement against the ideas of the Socinians. Owtram, a highly esteemed English conformist theologian, has divided his work into two parts. The twenty-two chapters of the first part deal with sacrifices in general and the Old Testament sacrifices of the Jews in particular. The second part is divided into seven chapters and deals with the sacrifice of Christ. De sacrificiis libri duo was first published in London in 1677, but became very influential in the Netherlands when Abraham van Someren published two editions in 1678 and 1688. In spite of its anti-Socinian character the Catholic church placed it on the index of forbidden books in 1679. – Greek inscription and two library bookplates on upper pastedown and a small stain in the index.

Bibliographia Sociniana 4280.