By Lydia Willsky-Ciollo
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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American Unitarianism and the Protestant Dilemma: The Conundrum of Biblical Authority by Lydia Willsky-Ciollo