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  Unitarianism - Encyclopedia.com
Unitarianism in general, the form of Christianity that denies the doctrine of the Trinity, believing that God exists only in one person.
Unitarianism became a religion of reason under the leadership of James Martineau in England and Ralph Waldo Emerson and Theodore Parker in the United States.
The final separation from Congregationalism was hastened by the choice of Henry Ware (1764-1845), a liberal, as Hollis Professor of Divinity at Harvard in 1805 and by the ordination sermon defending the liberals preached (1819) by William Ellery Channing in Baltimore.
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 Unitarianism - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Unitarianism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Unitarians believe in individual conscience and reason as a guide to right action, rejecting the doctrines of original sin, the atonement, and eternal punishment.
Unitarianism is widespread in England and North America.
Banks and tariffs, the newspaper and caucus, Methodism and Unitarianism, are flat and dull to dull people, but rest on the same foundations of wonder as the town of Troy and the temple of Delphi, and are as swiftly passing away.
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 Unitarian Universalism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Unitarian Universalists claim a theological orientation that aspires to creativity, freedom, and compassion with respect for diversity and interconnectedness as well as encouraging spiritual growth and justice-making through fellowship, personal experience, social action, and education.
The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA), founded in 1961 as a consolidation of the American Unitarian Association and the Universalist Church in America, is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, and serves churches in North America.
Unitarian churches were formally established in Transylvania and Poland (by the Socinians) in the 16th Century.
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 Unitarianism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Historic Unitarianism believed in the oneness of God as opposed to Christian doctrine of the Trinity (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) established at the Council of Nicaea in 325 CE.
Unitarians are characterized by some as being identified through history as free thinkers and dissenters, evolving their beliefs in the direction of rationalism and humanism.
Unitarian congregations were organized at Portland and Saco in 1792 by Thomas Oxnard; in 1800 the First Church in Plymouth--the congregation founded by the Pilgrims in 1620--accepted the more liberal faith.
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Unitarian body sent a missionary to India in 1855, and since 1887 has carried on an active propaganda in Japan; however, its missionary efforts in foreign langs, viewed in the aggregate, have not been considerable.
Unitarian ministry (to which women are admitted) receive their training in the educational institutions of other sects.
Unitarian views cannot be determined, even approximately; for many undoubtedly reject the doctrine of the Three Divine Persons and retain the belief in a uni-personal Godhead without ever affiliating with the Church.
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 BBC - Religion & Ethics - Unitarianism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Unitarianism is an open-minded and individualistic approach to religion that gives scope for a very wide range of beliefs and doubts.
Unitarians say there is no contradiction; what unites them is not a creed, but shared values - such as freedom, reason and tolerance and the worth and dignity of every person - and a broad understanding of the nature of religion itself.
Unitarians believe that religious insights should be tested by rational thought and inner feeling - their faith, as one Unitarian put it, "is a gift of the heart unwrapped by reason".
www.bbc.co.uk /religion/religions/unitarianism/intro.shtml   (408 words)

 Unitarian Society
William Gaskell, a Unitarian minister in Manchester, and the husband of the novelist Elizabeth Gaskell, was another important figure during this period.
In the 19th century Unitarians were very active in the movements for factory reforn, public health, prison reform, temperance, women's rights and the abolition of slavery.
Consequently, the Unitarian chapel with its scholarly approach to these great problems, with its tolerance for those of other faiths, and with its record as a progressive force in the civic life of the town, made a quick and strong appeal to me, and I entered into its gates with thanksgiving.
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 Unitarianism. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Unitarianism became a religion of reason under the leadership of James Martineau in England and Ralph Waldo Emerson and Theodore Parker in the United States.
Unitarianism took hold in the liberal wing of the Congregational churches of New England.
The final separation from Congregationalism was hastened by the choice of Henry Ware (1764–1845), a liberal, as Hollis Professor of Divinity at Harvard in 1805 and by the ordination sermon defending the liberals preached (1819) by William Ellery Channing in Baltimore.
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 Unitarianism, Unitarian Christianity
Unitarianism is a form of Christianity that asserts that God is one person, the Father, rather than three persons in one, as the doctrine of the Trinity holds.
This early and rather high form of Unitarianism was condemned by the Council of Nicaea in 325 and by the Council of Constantinople in 381.
Unitarianism came to New England as early as 1710, and by 1750 most of the Congregational ministers in and around Boston had ceased to regard the doctrine of the Trinity as an essential Christian belief.
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Unitarian churches developed in Hungary and Transylvania, and were particularly free in areas controlled by Turkey.
Unitarianism is the first non gay denomination to ordain women and gays to ministry, and to perform gay weddings.
Unitarians tend to be more alike in their value system across socioeconomic and geographic lines, but differ in beliefs.
www.slc.bc.ca /mac/uni.htm   (1287 words)

 Unitarians and Deistic Christians   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
This is why the Unitarian theology follows and accepts the results of the scientific criticism of the Bible in adopting it's ethics in life and philosophy.
Unitarians believe that this reference means that Christ is not the same as God, but is of God and in God.
The Unitarian movement in the United States was developed chiefly in New England about the beginning of the nineteenth century, under the lead of Dr. [William Ellery] Channing.
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 Rise of Transcendentalism
Such Unitarian preachers as Joseph Stevens Buckminster and Edward Everett "set the model for a minister who could be literate rather than pedantic, who could quote poetry rather than eschatology, who could be a stylist and scorn controversy."23 But they came nowhere near the emotionalism of the rural Evangelical Protestants.
Unitarianism was a religion for upright, respectable, wealthy Boston citizens, not for the rough jostle of the streets or the backwoods.
The liberalism Unitarians displayed in their embrace of Enlightenment philosophy was stabilized by a solid conservatism they retained in matters of social conduct and status.
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 Conrad Wright: Historian of American Unitarianism
If you engage Unitarianism as an historian, that is, as one who is professionally identified primarily with teaching and research in university departments of history, you are cast under the suspicion of the possible use of history for denominational special pleading.
Wright's establishment of the emergence of Unitarianism from the larger diversities and instabilities of Puritan Calvinism, often wrongly thought of as monolithic in its identity, generated, I believe, a second important aspect of his legacy, one of particular importance to scholars like me who are engaged in the study of New England Transcendentalism.
Unitarian Universalists are, that is to say, of the religion of Emerson, Parker, Thoreau, and Fuller.
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 What is unitarianism? CARM
Unitarianism is the belief that God exists in one person, not three.
In the context of universalism, the Unitarianism discussed here is that belief that denies the Trinity, the deity of Christ, the personhood of the Holy Spirit, eternal punishment, and the vicarious atonement of Jesus.
The General Convention of the Unitarian Universalists formulated the five principles of the Universalist Faith in 1899.
www.carm.org /uni/unitarianism.htm   (693 words)

 Unitarianism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Unitarianism came to America among the Pilgrims, and separated from Congregationalism in the early 19th century.
Unitarianism came to Canada from Iceland, and in some churches, there were Icelandic services into living memory.
Younger people now coming to Unitarianism (often seeking a church school for their children) are more likely to be coming from a secular background and to be seeking spiritual meaning.
www.sullivan-county.com /nf0/nov_2000/unitarian2.htm   (757 words)

Unitarianism in this country presents an attempt to bring religion into harmony with philosophy and science, and to reconcile Christianity with the modern spirit.
The Unitarian body is a small one, but it has a history of great significance with reference to the future development of Christianity.
The sources of American Unitarianism are to be found in the spirit of individualism developed by the Renaissance, the tendency to free inquiry that manifested itself in the Protestant Reformation, and the general movement of the English churches of the seventeenth century toward toleration and rationalism.
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 Unitarianism and the Trinity
Unitarianism is "monotheism" (modern definition) plus the idea that the one God is but one center of consciousness.
Our Unitarian is as confused as Skeptics who find similar "confusion" in the chiastic structure of the account of David and Goliath.
Our Unitarian insists, "If the logos became flesh, then it was no longer logos." Comparisons are then made to a seed becoming a tree, and therefore no longer a seed, as Jesus states in his mustard seed parable.
www.tektonics.org /uz/unitresp.html   (12688 words)

 Lakehead Unitarian Fellowship: Unitarian History
The Counter Reformation saw Unitarianism generally suppressed across Europe with the notable exception of Transylvania, then under Turkish rule, where it survived under Turkish protection since Unitarianism was opposed by the Turk's #1 enemy, the Catholic Holy Roman Emperor.
Unitarianism continues to survive in Transylvania as a very traditional church run by bishops with "God is One" over each church door, and men and women sitting separately.
Unitarian doctrine was formalized in William Ellery Channing's famous Baltimore sermon of 1819, which led to the founding of the American Unitarian Association in 1925.
www.luf.ca /uuhist.htm   (1877 words)

 UUA Programs & Services: Unitarian Universalist Origins: Our Historic Faith
A Unitarian community in Rakow, Poland, flourished for a time, and a book called On the Errors of the Trinity by a Spaniard, Michael Servetus, was circulated throughout Europe.
Unitarians such as Dorothea Dix fought to “break the chains” of people incarcerated in mental hospitals, and Samuel Gridley Howe started schools for the blind.
James Reeb, a Unitarian Universalist minister, was murdered in Selma, Alabama, after he and twenty percent of the denomination’s ministers responded to Martin Luther King, Jr.'s call to march for justice.
www.uua.org /info/origins.html   (1447 words)

 Southern Faith, Northern Unitarianism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Both Unitarians and Universalists became active participants in many social justice movements in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Since they believed that all existing institutions in the physical world are corrupt, and that an intellectually superior elite should therefore reconstruct society for the better, the temptation naturally arises to assert one’s own power and importance over the world.
Emerson, a former Unitarian minister, acknowledged that his aunt, Mary Moody Emerson, a devout Puritan, exerted the greatest influence on his life.
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 Unitarianism -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Jesus is Messiah and Son of God, but not God Himself; the Son may be a pre-existent being (Arianism), the result of the union between the divine Logos and the human being Jesus (Servetism), or Jesus after being filled with the Holy Spirit (Socinianism).
Of those who do, there is no requirement of unitarian or trinitarian belief other than what the individual concludes on their own, although the Trinity itself, being a dogma, is generally rejected as such by this anti-dogmatic denomination.
Unitarianism is outside of the fellowship of these traditions.
psychcentral.com /psypsych/Unitarianism   (5521 words)

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