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By Lydia Willsky-Ciollo

American Unitarians weren't onlookers to the drama of Protestantism within the 19th century, yet energetic individuals in its relevant conundrum: biblical authority. Unitarians sought what different Protestants sought, which was once to set up the Bible because the basic authority, simply to discover that the duty was once no longer as simple as that they had was hoping. This publication revisits the tale of 19th century American Unitarianism, providing that Unitarianism was once based and formed through the dual hopes of holding biblical authority and committing to overall unfastened inquiry. This tale suits into the bigger narrative of Protestantism, which, this booklet argues, has been outlined through a deep devotion to the singular authority of the Bible (sola scriptura) and, conversely, a troubling ambivalence as to how such authority may still functionality. How, in different phrases, can a book function a resource of authority?

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 Unitarians weren't onlookers to the drama of Protestantism within the 19th century, yet energetic contributors in its crucial conundrum: biblical authority. Unitarians sought what different Protestants sought, which used to be to set up the Bible because the fundamental authority, simply to discover that the duty was once no longer as simple as they'd was hoping.

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