BCEME - p. 166
Newton ...Locke ... Matthieu Souverain’s bombshell Platonism unveiled (Le Platonisme dévoilé), in which he argued that Christianity had been corrupted early in its history by contact with pagan philosophy, particularly Platonism.171 On the matter of the Johannine comma, Souverain suggested that Fulgentius had failed to recognise that Cyprian’s apparent quotation of the Johannine comma was the result of allegorical interpretation. This allegorical manner of reading Scripture had led some of the fathers to equate the Johannine logos with Plato’s second god.172
171 Oxford, Bodleian Library, ms Locke e. 17, 211–216; Snobelen 2005a, 267. On Locke, Newton and Socinianism, see Marshall 1994, 138–154, 289, 342–351, 366–367, 389–405, 415–430.
172 Souverain 1700, 225–226.
Souverain, Matthieu. Le Platonisme dévoilé. Cologne [Amsterdam]: Pierre Marteau [Sebastiaan Petzold], 1700.