Banks and tariffs, the newspaper and caucus, Methodism and Unitarianism
, are flat and dull to dull people, but rest on the same foundations of wonder as the town of Troy and the temple of Delphi, and are as swiftly passing away.
Briefly, Robert Elsmere, a priest of the Anglican Church, marries a very religious woman; there is the perfection of "mutual love"; at length he has doubts about "historic Christianity"; he gives up his orders; carries his learning, his fine intellect, his goodness, nay, his saintliness, into a kind of Unitarianism
; the wife becomes more intolerant than ever; there is a long and faithful effort on both sides, eventually successful, on the part of these mentally  divided people, to hold together; ending with the hero's death, the genuine piety and resignation of which is the crowning touch in the author's able, learned, and thoroughly sincere apology for Robert Elsmere's position.
It is not surprising, consequently, that Warren should discount Coleridge's Unitarianism
in constructing "The Rime" as a Fall-and-Redemption parable, preferring to take his bearings from what he describes as the proto-Anglicanism of the poet's March 1798 letter to his brother George: Of GUILT I say nothing; but I believe most stedfastly in original Sin; that from our mothers' wombs our understandings are darkened; and even where our understandings are in the Light, that our organization is depraved, & our volitions imperfect; and we sometimes see the good without wishing to attain it, and oftener wish it without the energy that wills & performs--And for this inherent depravity, I believe, that the Spirit of the Gospel is the sole cure.
Bressler challenges the common assumption that only superficial differences separated early Universalism from Unitarianism
, which originated at about the same time in the same region of the country.
Protestants, seeing Reform Judaism as equivalent to Unitarianism
, often joined the denunciations of Reform made by traditionalist Jews; in response, a number of American Reformers--previously known for advocating adaptation to prevailing modern standards--began to argue that outsiders had no proper role in discussions of authentic Judaism.
The Road to Reason is a collection of vibrant essays spanning 2.5 millennia--from Buddha, Confucius, Lucretius, and the Epicurean humanism of Omar Khyyam to Renaissance humanism and Unitarianism
, David Hume, John Dewey on the humanist commitment to science and democracy, Albert Schweitzer, Julian Huxley, Sartre, and Camus to the modern humanist thought of Isaac Asimov, Carl Sagan, Edward O.
It might be more aptly named "A Survey of American Religious Thought: Deism, Unitarianism
, Transcendentalism, and Pragmatism." The bulk of the work consists of chapters summarizing the religious thought of Benjamin Franklin, militant Deism, Unitarianism
, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Theodore Parker, Orestes Brownson, Francis Ellingwood Abbott, Charles Sanders Peirce, and Josiah Royce.
religious stepchild, Unitarianism
. It too had roots in the sixteenth
The family were also Dissenters, following the teachings of Unitarianism
rather than conventional Anglicanism.
Derived from a letter of Adams to James, the term "improvised Europeans" is used to characterize a particular type of mid-19th-century American, "molded by Boston, Harvard, and Unitarianism
," and "brought up in irritable dislike of America." Zwerdling employs the term in a more expansive sense for his literary expatriates, who felt compelled to come to terms with themselves, their talents, and their ambitions by moving to Europe.
Hostilities reached their zenith in 1815 with the publication of a tract by Morse entitled Review of American Unitarianism
, which flatly accused the liberals of infidelity.(8) Until this point, liberals had not done much by way of responding to conservative attacks.
A trip to the Middle East in 1846 led her to study the evolution of religions and to become increasingly skeptical of religious beliefs, including her own liberal Unitarianism
. Her chief historical work, The History of the Thirty Years' Peace, A.D.