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FM Atheists Meetup Message Board › History you didn't get in school or church

History you didn't get in school or church

Ron S.
Fargo, ND
Post #: 7
7:30 p.m., Wednesday, 15 August

FMUU, 121 9 St S, Fargo

Long Strange Trip: A video series detailing religious thought and practice from the beginning of the Christian era to what we know today as Unitarian Universalism.

Part 3: American Unitarianism (1620 - 1860)

This episode presents development of Unitarianism in America from 1620 through the death of Theodore Parker in 1860, and the early fractures between religious liberals and Congregationalists in Colonial America. It discusses the effect of Joseph Priestley’s immigration and William Ellery Channing’s role in the formation of the American Unitarian movement. It tells the story of the final split between the Unitarians and the Trinitarian Congregationalists in the 1820s from both a theological and a legal perspective and revisits the age-old Arian/Socinian fracture. It relates the Transcendentalism of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Margaret Fuller, and Theodore Parker, and how Fuller played a key role in moving Transcendentalism from a niche movement in Concord to the driving force behind Unitarianism. Finally, it discusses the role of Theodore Parker in advancing Unitarianism beyond its traditional Bible-centered roots and the church's place in some of the great social justice issues of the day, especially abolition of slavery.

Run Time: 1:05

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