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Unitarianism in America: A History of its Origin and Development

By George Willis Cooke
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  • UNITARIANISM IN AMERICA
  • A History of its Origin and Development
    • BY
  • GEORGE WILLIS COOKE
    • MEMBER OF THE AMERICAN HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION, AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE, AMERICAN ACADEMY OF POLITICAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCE, ETC.
  • PREFACE.
  • CONTENTS
  • UNITARIANISM IN AMERICA. A HISTORY OF ITS ORIGIN AND DEVELOPMENT.
  • I. INTRODUCTION.--ENGLISH SOURCES OF AMERICAN UNITARIANISM.
    • Renaissance.
    • Reformation.
    • Toleration.
    • Arminianism.
    • English Rationalists.
  • II. THE LIBERAL SIDE OF PURITANISM.
    • The Church of Authority and the Church of Freedom.
    • Seventeenth-century Liberals.
    • Growth of Liberty in Church Methods.
    • A Puritan Rationalist.
    • Harvard College.
  • III. THE GROWTH OF DEMOCRACY IN THE CHURCHES.
    • Arminianism.
    • The Growth of Arminianism.
    • Robert Breck.
    • Books Read by Liberal Men.
    • The Great Awakening.
    • Cardinal Beliefs of the Liberals.
    • Publications defining the Liberal Beliefs.
    • Phases of Religious Progress.
  • IV. THE SILENT ADVANCE OF LIBERALISM.
    • Subordinate Nature of Christ.
    • Some of the Liberal Leaders.
    • The First Unitarian.
    • A Pronounced Universalist.
    • Other Men of Mark.
    • The Second Period of Revivals.
    • King's Chapel becomes Unitarian.
    • Other Unitarian Movements.
    • Growth of Toleration.
  • V. THE PERIOD OF CONTROVERSY.
    • The Monthly Anthology.
    • Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, Piety, and Charity.
    • General Repository.
    • The Christian Disciple.
    • Dr. Morse and American Unitarianism.
    • Evangelical Missionary Society.
    • The Berry Street Conference.
    • The Publishing Fund Society.
    • Harvard Divinity School.
    • The Unitarian Miscellany.
    • The Christian Register.
    • Results of the Division in Congregationalism.
    • Final Separation of State and Church.
  • VI. THE AMERICAN UNITARIAN ASSOCIATION.
    • Initial Meetings.
    • Work of the First Year.
    • Work of the First Quarter of a Century.
    • Publication of Tracts and Books.
    • Domestic Missions.
  • VII. THE PERIOD OF RADICALISM.
    • Depression in Denominational Activities.
    • Publications.
    • A Firm of Publishers.
    • The Brooks Fund.
    • Missionary Efforts.
    • The Western Unitarian Conference.
    • The Autumnal Conventions.
    • Influence of the Civil War.
    • The Sanitary Commission.
    • Results of Fifteen Years.
  • VIII. THE DENOMINATIONAL AWAKENING.
    • The New York Convention of 1865.
    • New Life in the Unitarian Association.
    • The New Theological Position.
    • Organization of the Free Religious Association.
    • Unsuccessful Attempts at Reconciliation.
    • The Year Book Controversy.
    • Missionary Activities.
    • College Town Missions.
    • Theatre Preaching.
    • Organization of Local Conferences.
    • Fellowship and Fraternity.
    • Results of the Denominational Awakening.
  • IX. GROWTH OF DENOMINATIONAL CONSCIOUSNESS.
    • "The Western Issue."
    • Fellowship with Universalists.
    • Officers of the American Unitarian Association.
    • The American Unitarian Association as a Representative Body.
    • The Church Building Loan Fund.
    • The Unitarian Building in Boston.
    • Growth of the Devotional Spirit.
    • The Seventy-fifth Anniversary.
  • X. THE MINISTRY AT LARGE.
    • Association of Young Men.
    • Preaching to the Poor.
    • Tuckerman as Minister to the Poor.
    • Tuckerman's Methods.
    • Organization of Charities.
    • Benevolent Fraternity of Churches.
    • Other Ministers at Large.
    • Ministry at Large in Other Cities.
  • XI. ORGANIZED SUNDAY-SCHOOL WORK.
    • Boston Sunday School Society.
    • Unitarian Sunday School Society.
    • Western Unitarian Sunday School Society.
    • Unity Clubs.
    • The Ladies' Commission on Sunday-school Books.
  • XII. THE WOMEN'S ALLIANCE AND ITS PREDECESSORS.
    • Women's Western Unitarian Conference.
    • Women's Auxiliary Conference.
    • The National Alliance.
    • Cheerful Letter and Post-office Missions.
    • Associate Alliances.
    • Alliance Methods.
  • XIII. MISSIONS TO INDIA AND JAPAN.
    • Society respecting the State of Religion in India.
    • Dall's Work in India.
    • Recent Work in India.
    • The Beginnings in Japan.
  • XIV. THE MEADVILLE THEOLOGICAL SCHOOL.
    • The Beginnings in Meadville.
    • The Growth of the School.
  • XV. UNITARIAN PHILANTHROPIES.
    • Unitarian Charities.
    • Education of the Blind.
    • Care of the Insane.
    • Child-saving Missions.
    • Care of the Poor.
    • Humane Treatment of Animals.
    • Young Men's Christian Unions.
    • Educational Work in the South.
    • Educational Work for the Indians.
  • XVI. UNITARIANS AND REFORMS.
    • Peace Movement.
    • Temperance Reform.
    • Anti-slavery.
    • The Enfranchisement of Women.
    • Civil Service Reform.
  • XVII. UNITARIAN MEN AND WOMEN.
    • Eminent Statesmen.
    • Some Representative Unitarians.
    • Judges and Legislators.
    • Boston Unitarianism.
  • XVIII. UNITARIANS AND EDUCATION.
    • Pioneers of the Higher Criticism.
    • The Catholic Influence of Harvard University.
    • The Work of Horace Mann.
    • Elizabeth Peabody and the Kindergarten.
    • Work of Unitarian Women for Education.
    • Popular Education and Public Libraries.
    • Mayo's Southern Ministry of Education.
  • XIX. UNITARIANISM AND LITERATURE.
    • Influence of Unitarian Environment.
    • Literary Tendencies.
    • Literary Tastes of Unitarian Ministers.
    • Unitarians as Historians.
    • Scientific Unitarians.
    • Unitarian Essayists.
    • Unitarian Novelists.
    • Unitarian Artists and Poets.
  • XX. THE FUTURE OF UNITARIANISM.
  • APPENDIX.
  • A. FORMATION OF THE LOCAL CONFERENCES.
  • B. UNITARIAN NEWSPAPERS AND MAGAZINES.
  • INDEX.
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