Michael Servetus

Michael Servetus
Michael Servetus
  • Born: September 29, 1511
  • Died: October 27, 1553
  • Nationality: Spanish
  • Profession: Theologian, Physician, Cartographer, Translator

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Michael Servetus, also known as Miguel Servet, Miguel de Villanueva, Michel Servet, Revés, or Michel de Villeneuve (Villanueva de Sigena, Aragón, Spain, 29 September 1509 or 1511 – 27 October 1553), was a Spanish theologian, physician, cartographer, and Renaissance humanist. He was the first European to correctly describe the function of pulmonary circulation, as discussed in Christianismi Restitutio (1553). He was a polymath versed in many sciences: mathematics, astronomy and meteorology, geography, human anatomy, medicine and pharmacology, as well as jurisprudence, translation, poetry and the scholarly study of the Bible in its original languages. He is renowned in the history of several of these fields, particularly medicine. He participated in the Protestant Reformation, and later developed a heterodox view of the Trinity and Christology. After being condemned by Catholic authorities in France, he fled to Calvinist Geneva where he was burnt at the stake for heresy by order of the city's governing council.

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And because his Spirit was wholly God, he is called God, and he is called man on account of his flesh. Religion & God
Do not be surprised if I adore as God what you called humanity, since you talked of humanity as if it was empty of spirit and you think in the flesh according to the flesh. Religion & God
God gave us the mind so that we can know him. Religion & God
I do not separate Christ from God more than a voice from the speaker or a beam from the sun. Christ is the voice of the speaker. He and the Father are the same thing, as the beam and the light, are the same light. Religion & God
I will burn, but this is a mere event. We shall continue our discussion in eternity.
In the inhalation and exhalation there is an energy and a lively divine spirit, since He, through his spirit supports the breath of life, giving courage to the people who are in the earth and spirit to those who walk on it. Life
It is an invention of the devil, an infernal falsity for the destruction of all Christianity.
Jesus, Son of the Eternal God, have mercy on me. Religion & God
Lutherans, whose arguments and mistakes will not be difficult to contest or discover, do not want to attribute any value to works, and they do not understand enough the scope of the justification.
Man becomes weak or ill by accident as a consequence of the lack of resources. Even the most severally ill patients must be treated with the aim of restoring their health. Health, Healthcare & Medicine
May God in his mercy enable us without obstinacy to perceive our errors. Religion & God
May the Lord destroy all the tyrants of the church. Amen.
Neither with those nor with the others, with all I agree and dissent; in all part of truth and part of error must be seen. Truth
No one with a body full of aliments can have a luminous soul and other intellectual faculties. It is necessary to care for the body if we wish the spirit to function normally.
Nothing can be found in the intellect if previously has not been found in the senses.
Only he shakes the heavens and from its treasures takes our the winds. He joins the waters and the clouds and produces the rain. He does all those things. Only he realizes miracles permanently.
The French are endowed with bigger limbs; those of the Spaniards are stronger; they have a very slim waist. The French fight with more ferocity than advise. The Spaniards the opposite.
There is therefore a tremendous mystery in the fact that God may be united with man and the man with God. Religion & God
To kill a man is not to defend a doctrine, but to kill a man.

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