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 primary function, at varied instances, in shaping Unitarianism, and in identifying how precisely non secular authority functioned of their nascent denomination. in addition to those critical figures, the publication is going either backward, interpreting the evolution of biblical authority from the past due medieval interval in Europe to the early 19th century in the USA, and ahead, exploring the interval of Unitarian experimentation of spiritual authority within the past due 19th century. The ebook additionally brings the e-book firmly into the current, exploring how questions about the Bible and non secular authority are being spoke back this day through modern Unitarian Universalists. total, this booklet goals to deliver the yank Unitarians firmly again into the historic and historiographical dialog, now not as outliers, yet as non secular humans deeply dedicated 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