The Rise and Development of the Congregational Polity and Spirit in New England

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circa 1905-1906


The final lecture in this series covers the main catalysts prompting the separation and birth of Trinitarian Congregationalists and Unitarian Congregationalists These include: 1. The election of Henry Ware (a liberal) as the Hollis Professor of Divinity at Harvard (opposed by Jedediah Morse). 2. Jedediah Morse's attempt to resurrect the proposals of 1705, which was defeated at the congregational level. 3. The bitter dispute between Jedediah Morse and Hannah Adams over her claims that he plagiarized her history of New England 4. William Ellery Channing's 1819 "Baltimore Sermon" announcing the American Unitarian movement. 5. The 1820 decision concerning church property in Dedham, MA

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Earl Clement Davis, religion, history, Henry Ware, Trinity, Unitarian

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Lecture Ten: Henry Ware and Harvard University



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