Bock, Friedrich Samuel (1716-1785)
Friedrich Samuel Bock (b. 20 May 1716, d. 30 September 1785) was professor of theology at Königsberg. In his two-volume work, Historia Antitrinitariorum maxime Socinianorum ex fontibus magnamque partem monumentis et documentis manuscriptis (Regensburg and Leipzig, 1784), he named men like Denck, Haetzer, David Joris, Adam Pastor, and various Dutch Mennonites as opponents of the doctrine of the Trinity. This book apparently became the foundation for later traditional church history. It was mentioned as a source in all important textbooks and was extensively used. Nevertheless Bock's assertions should be checked with special care.
Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967: v. I, 239.
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, p. 377. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.
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