Unitarian Christianity and Other Essays.

William Ellery Channing.

Edité par Liberal Arts Press, New York, NY, 1957
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Titre : Unitarian Christianity and Other Essays.

Éditeur : Liberal Arts Press, New York, NY

Date d'édition : 1957

Reliure : Hardcover

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INK UNDERLINING scattered throughout the text. Else, Near Fine: shows only the most minute indications of use: the faintest soiling to the rear panel; former owner's name inscripted at the top of the front free endpaper. The Binding shows barely discernible lean, while remaining perfectly secure; else flawless (except for the underlining). Flawed, of course, but appears Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 121pp. First Edition Thus; unstated. Hardback: Lacks DJ. William Ellery Channing (1780 – 1842) was the foremost Unitarian preacher in the United States in the early nineteenth century and along with Andrews Norton, (1786-1853), one of Unitarianism's leading theologians. He was known for his articulate and impassioned sermons and public speeches, and as a prominent thinker in the liberal theology of the day. Channing's religion and thought were among the chief influences on the New England Transcendentalists, though he never countenanced their views, which he saw as extreme. The beliefs he espoused, especially within his "Baltimore Sermon" of May 5, 1819. Here he espoused his principles and tenets of the developing philosophy and theology of "Unitarianism" resulted in the organization later in 1825 of the first Unitarian denomination in America (American Unitarian Association) and the later developments and mergers between Unitarians and Universalists resulting finally in the Unitarian Universalist Association of America in 1961. In opposition to traditional American Calvinist orthodoxy, Channing preferred a gentle, loving relationship with God. He opposed Calvinism for " proclaiming a God who is to be dreaded". He came to his definitive faith only through much spiritual turmoil and difficulty. Channing was called as pastor of the Federal Street Church in Boston in 1803, where he remained for the rest of his life. He lived through the increasing tension between religious liberals and conservatives and took a moderate position, rejecting the extremes of both groups. N° de réf. du libraire 43445

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