By Lydia Willsky-Ciollo
This paintings strains the higher narrative of biblical authority in Protestantism in the course of the tale of 4 major Unitarian figures: William Ellery Channing, Andrews Norton, Theodore Parker, and Frederic Henry Hedge. All 4 participants performed a important position, at various instances, in shaping Unitarianism, and in picking out how precisely non secular authority functioned of their nascent denomination. along with those relevant figures, the booklet is going either backward, studying the evolution of biblical authority from the past due 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 e-book additionally brings the publication firmly into the current, exploring how questions about the Bible and spiritual authority are being spoke back this day by way of modern Unitarian Universalists. total, this publication goals to carry the yankee Unitarians firmly again into the historic and historiographical dialog, no longer as outliers, yet as spiritual humans deeply dedicated to fixing the Protestant difficulty of non secular authority.
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American Unitarianism and the Protestant Dilemma: The Conundrum of Biblical Authority by Lydia Willsky-Ciollo