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Universalists and Unitarians in America: A People's History

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John Buehrens begins his new history with the observation that "Religion is people." While previous accounts of Universalism and Unitarianism have focused on a few great men, this history shines a light on the contributions of many, both exalted and obscure, whose stories illustrate the texture of lived religion. Both faiths are chronicled in parallel development through t ...more
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Published (first published April 15th 2011)
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Ray
Jun 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The author did a great job of assembling a cast of very human characters who lived out their faith in unique ways. The evolution of Unitarian Universalism in America makes a great story, and I feel very comfortable calling UUs my kindred spirits!
Katharine Holden
Feb 21, 2016 rated it liked it
Interesting read most of the way through, although author didn't need to include every detail on every individual he covers. I didn't need to know who played basketball in high school, for instance. In fact, there were times I wanted to scream out loud if I read one more extraneous detail about someone. In fact, I did scream out loud when he wrote that he retired as UU president and moved near to where his parents retired. (Does his parents' choice of location play a large role in UU history? No ...more
Ross Mckinney
Jul 27, 2011 rated it liked it
A very enjoyable history of Unitarianism and Universalism, both as free-standing religions, and then as they joined. Written from the perspective of representative key individuals. Better on stories than building a hypothesis about why we are what we are, although the intent was clearly to build that perspective by looking at the leaders of the denomination (be they local leaders or national). Useful, and easy to read. Better as a source of the narrative of our path than the principles on which ...more
Tim
Jan 06, 2013 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Good intro to not the most well known Unitarians, Universalists, and Unitarian Universalists. Well worth it UUs. Got a list of folks to research more now!
Bernard Norcott-mahany
Good job, but so brief that one gets a sense of "if this is p. 150, it must be 1952." Still nice effort by Mr. Buehrens.
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