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