By Andrea Greenwood
How is a unfastened religion expressed, organised and ruled? How are varied spiritualities and theologies made appropriate? What may possibly a faith dependent in cause and democracy supply contemporary international? This e-book may also help the reader to appreciate the modern liberal faith of Unitarian Universalism in a old and worldwide context. Andrea Greenwood and Mark W. Harris problem the view that the Unitarianism of latest England is indigenous and the purpose from which the faith unfold. Relationships among Polish radicals and the English Dissenters existed, and the English radicals profoundly encouraged the Unitarianism of the nascent usa. Greenwood and Harris additionally discover the united states id as Unitarian Universalist due to the fact that a 1961 merger, and its present dating to overseas congregations, relatively within the context of 20th century enlargement into Asia.
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The Unitarians agreed to invoke the name of Christ, practice baptism and communion, and also win approval for all of their writings from the prince. The signed agreement meant that political suppression could be legally practiced against the Unitarians. 41 For much of the remainder of the seventeenth century, church life remained in turmoil, as the Turks and the Austrians fought over Transylvania. In 1691, another Catholic Counter-Reformation resulted in the confiscation of schools and churches.
Both places had long histories of being religious border countries, representing dividing lines between Christian and Muslim with the Ottoman Empire on the south and east, and looking north to 14 15 16 Wilbur, History of Unitarianism, p. 209. George H. Williams, The Radical Reformation (Philadelphia, pa: The Westminster Press, 1962), p. 623. Williams, Radical Reformation, p. 631; Wilbur, History of Unitarianism, p. 246. Beginnings 21 Catholic Poland bordering Orthodox Russia. 17 Being on the frontier forced faith-based communities to deal with other viewpoints, and this created the possibility for Christianity to be more tolerant of a variety of perspectives and perhaps, because of the cross-cultural interactions with Islam, a type of Christianity could emerge whose prophet was not divine, but more like Mohammed.
23 After the establishment of the community, they opened a printing press and founded the Academy of Rak´ow, which eventually had 1,000 students. Following the example of Plato’s Republic, they seriously pondered whether they needed to create a separate utopia apart from the world. They believed in living out the true Christian non-violent path of meeting revenge with forgiveness, and hatred with love. They wondered if, like the Hutterites, they needed to create a separate, purified community apart from the state.
An Introduction to the Unitarian and Universalist Traditions (Introduction to Religion) by Andrea Greenwood