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Unitarian Universalist Congregations
Open access sources for historians of the Unitarian Universalist tradition
1813-1818. The founders of the journal were William Ellery Channing, Charles Lowell, Samuel Cooper, and Joseph Tuckerman, and James Walker -- all Unitarians. The first editor, Rev. Noah Worcester (resigned in 1819) had been dismissed from his pulpit at Thornton N.H. for his Unitarian views. Henry Ware, Jr., edited 1819-1823. Worcester's work was "speaking the truth in love" and his style more restrained than later contributors. With Ware, a new section of book reviews became a vehicle for sharp criticism of Calvinism as expressed by Congregational, Presbyterian and Baptist writers. Strong emphasis on religious duty and social reform. When writing about slavery, they advocated colonization rather than abolition.
1886-1897. J.T. Sunderland started this monthly publication in Chicago and moved to Ann Arbor the next year. Sunderland served the Unitarian congregation in Ann Arbor and was secretary of the Western Unitarian Conference. In 1897, The Unitarian merged with Christian Union, and then was followed by Unitarian Work and World.
1911-1917. Founded when the publisher of The Unitarian objected to socialist ideas in editorials by Rev. John Haynes Holmes. The editors could no longer work with the publisher and started The Unitarian Advance.
1820-1821. Abner Kneeland edited volumes 1-2.Two articles cover the origins of Universalism in Philadelphia, notices of new Universalist churches, and conversions of ministers of various denominations to Universalism. Lists baptisms, marriages, and deaths of interest to middle Atlantic state Universalists.
1820-1829. Editors Samuel C. Loveland and Robert Bartlett were Universalist ministers in Vermont. They were Restorationists and published writings in support of this position. The "religious intelligence" section reports on conventions, new congregations, preachers received, installations, and excommunications of "orthodox" church members for Universalist views.
A quarterly journal that grew out of a meeting of the Transcendentalist Club. It was published 1840-1844. Editors: Margaret Fuller, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and George Ripley. This copy was owned and annotated by James Freeman Clarke.