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The Premise and the Promise: The Story of the Unitarian Universalist Association

3.52  ·  Rating Details ·  21 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Book by Ross, Warren
Paperback, 228 pages
Published May 1st 2001 by Unitarian Universalist Assn (first published 2001)
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Cathy
Aug 29, 2010 Cathy rated it really liked it
This is a really great quick summary on many of the major historical happenings since the merger in 1961 -- including the various presidents (and moderators), the Empowerment controversy, international connections. youth and RE, ministry, polity, Veatch... It comes in digestable chunks and I mostly agree with his perspectives. The book came from tons of interviews with folks involved over the last 50 years.
T.Kay Browning
Apr 14, 2014 T.Kay Browning rated it liked it
A nice summary, as far as I can tell, fairly accurate. The author at least attempts to give fair time to the troubled spots in the post-merger history, as well as the shining spots. I was surprised by how little hard information on congregations there was, coming from a very top-down organized church, the level of autonomy of local churches evidenced was surprising to me.
Halcyon Westall
Apr 18, 2011 Halcyon Westall rated it really liked it
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Gives background into the merger in 1961 for those of us who weren't around. Helped me understand the UUA organizational structure. I'd like to give the present youth a glimpse into how vital youth actions have been historically in our movement.
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