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Early Unitarian movement in Western Massachusetts.

Mary Willard

Early Unitarian movement in Western Massachusetts.

by Mary Willard

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Published by s.n. in [S.l .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Paginationp. 111-125 ;
Number of Pages125
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16024214M

This church's early ministers were leading figures in eastern Massachusetts' Unitarian movement. Like many other New England towns, Mendon was caught up in the so-called Great Schism. Hereja conservative faction within the South Parish objected to Rev. Simon Doggett's liberal teachings and formed the North Congregational Church in U.S. History covers the development of the United States from the history of early exploration through modern times. American historical people are presented in the context of the development of the American nation on political, economic, and social planes.

  James Reeb was an American Unitarian Universalist minister, pastor and activist during the Civil rights movement in Washington, D.C. and Boston, Massachusetts. While participating in the Selma to Montgomery marches actions in Selma, Alabama, in , he was murdered by white segregationists, dying of head injuries in the hospital two days after. She was a poet, playwright, patriot, historian, and early Unitarian, like John and Abigail Adams, her close friends. Her major work, the 3-volume History of the Rise, Progress and Termination of the American Revolution (), was published with the assistance of the Unitarian pastor of .

developed increasingly liberal theological beliefs after , and in the early nineteenth century, many of them added the word Unitarian to their names. Thus, some of the oldest churches in the United States, including the First Parish of Plymouth, Massachusetts, became Unitarian. “The church, which squatted among the headstones like a wet mother dodo, had been at various times Presbyterian, Congregationalist, Unitarian, and Universally Apocalyptic. It was now the Church of God the Utterly Indifferent.” ― Kurt Vonnegut Jr., The Sirens of Titan.


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