The Christian Disciple
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.