By Lydia Willsky-Ciollo
This paintings strains the larger narrative of biblical authority in Protestantism during the tale of 4 major Unitarian figures: William Ellery Channing, Andrews Norton, Theodore Parker, and Frederic Henry Hedge. All 4 participants performed a critical position, at diverse occasions, in shaping Unitarianism, and in deciding upon how precisely non secular authority functioned of their nascent denomination. in addition to those imperative figures, the e-book is going either backward, studying the evolution of biblical authority from the past due medieval interval in Europe to the early 19th century in the USA, and ahead, exploring the interval of Unitarian experimentation of non secular authority within the overdue 19th century. The booklet additionally brings the e-book firmly into the current, exploring how questions about the Bible and spiritual authority are being responded at the present time by way of modern Unitarian Universalists. total, this e-book goals to convey the yank Unitarians firmly again into the historic and historiographical dialog, now not as outliers, yet as spiritual humans deeply dedicated to fixing the Protestant challenge of non secular authority.
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