Charles Buck Theological Dictionary
So called from John Biddle, who in the year 1644 formed an independent congregation in London. He taught that Jesus Christ, to the intent that he might be our brother, and have a fellow-feeling of our infirmities, and so become the more ready to help us, hath no other than a human nature; and therefore in this very nature is not only a person, since none but a human person can be our brother, but also our Lord and God. Biddle, as well as Socinus and other Unitarians before and since, made no scruple of calling Christ God, though he believed him to be a human creature only, on account of the divine sovereignty with which he was invested.
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Buck, Charles. Entry for 'Biddelians'. Charles Buck Theological Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/cbd/b/biddelians.html. 1802.