By Lydia Willsky-Ciollo
This paintings strains the larger narrative of biblical authority in Protestantism during the tale of 4 major Unitarian figures: William Ellery Channing, Andrews Norton, Theodore Parker, and Frederic Henry Hedge. All 4 members performed a crucial function, at various occasions, in shaping Unitarianism, and in making a choice on how precisely non secular authority functioned of their nascent denomination. along with those critical figures, the publication is going either backward, reading the evolution of biblical authority from the overdue medieval interval in Europe to the early 19th century in the USA, and ahead, exploring the interval of Unitarian experimentation of non secular authority within the overdue 19th century. The e-book additionally brings the e-book firmly into the current, exploring how questions on the Bible and non secular authority are being responded this present day by way of modern Unitarian Universalists. total, this booklet goals to carry the yank Unitarians firmly again into the ancient and historiographical dialog, no longer as outliers, yet as spiritual humans deeply devoted to fixing the Protestant problem of spiritual authority.
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American Unitarianism and the Protestant Dilemma: The Conundrum of Biblical Authority by Lydia Willsky-Ciollo