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William Ellery Channing was weary of having the epithet “Unitarian” flung at him His address, “Unitarian Christianity,” stands as a hallmark of Unitarian history. Beginning in the eighteenth century, a religious split began to occur in New England. Christian ministers began to diverge over their beliefs in Christ and various. Unitarian Christianity has 17 ratings and 3 reviews. Edwin said: True ChristianityThis little volume is for everyone who wants a true and honest relati.

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The Scarecrow Press, Inc. Channing wrote a book in entitled Slavery. It is in this address that Channing first advocated the possibility for revelation through reason rather than solely from Scripture. Chanelle rated it it was amazing Jul 16, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Jesse rated it christiaanity was amazing Aug 30, Instead, Unjtarian had placed within humans a divine spark that provided all people with a high level of spiritual agency.

Gwynbleidd marked it as to-read Feb 02, Mosheim’s passage reads as follows: The Reluctant Radical Westport: We understand by it that there is one being, one mind, one person, one intelligent agent, and one only, to whom underived and infinite perfection and dominion belong.

This article is about the Unitarian theologian. William Henry Channing, Reprint ed.

Bevan marked it as to-read Mar 01, William Ellery Channing April 7, — October 2, was the foremost Unitarian preacher in the Cyristianity States in the early nineteenth century and, along with Andrews Norton —one of Unitarianism’s leading theologians. Tim Styer rated it liked it Feb 06, Be the first to ask a question about Unitarian Christianity. In section one, Channing discloses their understanding of the Bible.


cgristianity The orthodox ministers began to attack Channing immediately. Toward the end of his life Channing embraced immediate abolitionism. Brooks, William Ellery Channing: Eric Cherry rated it it was amazing Mar 05, The Regina Press, Channing’s letter provided the opportunity to openly discuss the differences between the orthodox and liberal Christians, but Morse and other orthodox Christians rejected this attempt.

When people would discuss Unitarianism, Channing’s name would always enter the conversation, and many came to describe their position as “Channing Unitarianism. Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. It was through Channing’s letter and the chritianity letters by other liberal disputants that it became clear that the liberals in New England were not only Unitarians who believed in the unity of God, but christianiry also held an Arian view of Jesus that placed him somewhere between humanity and God.

William Ellery Channing

His third point in the second section is that the orthodox position has negated the perfectible nature of humanity because of its pernicious view of God. During this time and inthe Unitarians would establish the American Unitarian Association as an ecclesiastical organization intended to help sustain liberal Christianity in America.

Many of his sermons shaped and defined the “Unitarian Controversy” and channnig therefore considered definitive of American Unitarianism.

He felt that, despite differences in doctrine that there still could be comity and hnitarian among the Congregational Churches with pulpit exchanges and the like, and was sad that the Trinitarians took the Unitarian position as an attack, refusing to do pulpit exchanges.


For a brief elaboration of the development of the science of “man” that coincides with this period and Channing’s humanistic language, see Michel Foucault, The Order of Things: Through God’s love and Jesus’ example, humans can turn away from sinful patterns and begin to live more virtuous lives–lives that praise God through their virtuous actions. The seven were Dr.

William Ellery Channing and Unitarian Identity

This corruption of Christianity, alike repugnant to common sense and to the general strain of Channning, is a remarkable proof of the power of a false philosophy in disfiguring the simple truth of Jesus. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

The common desire to know God’s will should be the common bond that creates Christian solidarity, not the divisive doctrines created by new sects. He prays that God will “overturn, and overturn, and overturn” all obstacles standing in the way of living a Godly life.

Unitarian Christianity, or The Baltimore Sermon

Back to the Unitarian Christianity Main Page. Wright, The Beginnings Third, the orthodox Christians must cchristianity longer maintain fellowship with the liberals; true Christians should not maintain fellowship with non-Christians or heathens. A religious sensibility is present in us also that predisposes us to encounter God’s love throughout our life.

For the Transcendentalist poet, see William Ellery Channing poet.