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By Lydia Willsky-Ciollo

ISBN-10: 0739188925

ISBN-13: 9780739188927

American Unitarians weren't onlookers to the drama of Protestantism within the 19th century, yet lively contributors in its vital 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 now not as simple as they'd was hoping. This publication revisits the tale of 19th century American Unitarianism, featuring that Unitarianism was once based and formed by means of the dual hopes of holding biblical authority and committing to overall loose inquiry. This tale suits into the bigger narrative of Protestantism, which, this booklet argues, has been outlined via a deep devotion to the singular authority of the Bible (sola scriptura) and, conversely, a troubling ambivalence as to how such authority should still functionality. How, in different phrases, can a book function a resource of authority?

This paintings strains the higher 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 significant function, at varied occasions, in shaping Unitarianism, and in choosing how precisely spiritual authority functioned of their nascent denomination. in addition to those vital figures, the ebook 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 United States, and ahead, exploring the interval of Unitarian experimentation of non secular authority within the past due 19th century. The e-book additionally brings the e-book firmly into the current, exploring how questions on the Bible and spiritual authority are being spoke back at the present time by means of modern Unitarian Universalists. total, this ebook goals to deliver the yankee Unitarians firmly again into the old and historiographical dialog, no longer as outliers, yet as spiritual humans deeply dedicated to fixing the Protestant trouble of spiritual authority.

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By Lydia Willsky-Ciollo

ISBN-10: 0739188925

ISBN-13: 9780739188927

American Unitarians weren't onlookers to the drama of Protestantism within the 19th century, yet lively contributors in its vital 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 now not as simple as they'd was hoping. This publication revisits the tale of 19th century American Unitarianism, featuring that Unitarianism was once based and formed by means of the dual hopes of holding biblical authority and committing to overall loose inquiry. This tale suits into the bigger narrative of Protestantism, which, this booklet argues, has been outlined via a deep devotion to the singular authority of the Bible (sola scriptura) and, conversely, a troubling ambivalence as to how such authority should still functionality. How, in different phrases, can a book function a resource of authority?

This paintings strains the higher 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 significant function, at varied occasions, in shaping Unitarianism, and in choosing how precisely spiritual authority functioned of their nascent denomination. in addition to those vital figures, the ebook 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 United States, and ahead, exploring the interval of Unitarian experimentation of non secular authority within the past due 19th century. The e-book additionally brings the e-book firmly into the current, exploring how questions on the Bible and spiritual authority are being spoke back at the present time by means of modern Unitarian Universalists. total, this ebook goals to deliver the yankee Unitarians firmly again into the old and historiographical dialog, no longer as outliers, yet as spiritual humans deeply dedicated to fixing the Protestant trouble of spiritual authority.

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