By Andrea Greenwood
How is a loose religion expressed, organised and ruled? How are varied spiritualities and theologies made suitable? What may well a faith established in cause and democracy provide modern day international? This publication may help the reader to appreciate the modern liberal faith of Unitarian Universalism in a old and international context. Andrea Greenwood and Mark W. Harris problem the view that the Unitarianism of recent 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 inspired the Unitarianism of the nascent usa. Greenwood and Harris additionally discover the U.S. identification as Unitarian Universalist given that a 1961 merger, and its present courting to foreign congregations, rather within the context of 20th century growth into Asia.
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However, when he applied reason to the doctrine of transubstantiation, and stated his belief that the bread did not disappear through the act of consecration, Wycliff lost any royal support, and was removed from his teaching post at Oxford. In 1382, after the Peasants’ Revolt, his writing was banned. 1 The Lollards, members of this new religious movement, insisted that the true church was of the “Saved,” and that salvation depended upon 1 “Unitarian Missionary,” The Unitarian, Vol. iii, No. 9 (September 1908), p.
They formed the Remonstrant Synod of Ulster in 1830; and in 1910 these two groups, the Presbytery of Antrim and the Remonstrant Synod of Ulster, joined to form the Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church of Ireland, which is part of the General Assembly of Unitarian and Free Christian Churches, while remaining a separate church. In 1910, there were thirty-eight congregations; there are currently thirty-four. Other disenfranchised Presbyterians fled Ireland, and began migrating to the mid-Atlantic colonies.
26 An Introduction to the Unitarian and Universalist Traditions between nation and religion helped bring toleration to Transylvania, it being natural for each group to govern its own affairs. After 1545, that portion of Hungary called Transylvania became an independent country, providing a political and religious buffer between Islam and Christianity. The relationship between the tolerant Unitarianism that developed there and the Muslim faith to the east is made intriguing by the presence of Suleiman I of the Ottoman Empire, and his support for the monarchy of John Sigismund, the only Unitarian king in history.
An Introduction to the Unitarian and Universalist Traditions (Introduction to Religion) by Andrea Greenwood