- Schedule: Sundays, October 30 – December 4 for 1 hour, starting 15 minutes after the service ends, so typically 11:45am – 12:45pm, in Annex B and on Zoom
- Facilitator: Gary Ezzell
- Maximum # of Participants: 10
“It is a curious error to suppose that you can carry on effectively a great liberal tradition while remaining ignorant or almost ignorant, of the beliefs and achievements of the people who have handed that tradition over to you.”—Harry Meserve
Both Unitarian and Universalist ideas have very long traditions, going back to the very beginnings of Christianity. This class will focus on how these evolved in America from unorthodox variants of Christianity into the inclusive, non-creedal faith we practice today. Each week, we will describe the contributions of seminal figures in Unitarianism and Universalism, highlighting their words and actions and the context of the period in which they lived. Materials will be provided in advance of each class so we can spend most of our time discussing their relevance to our time. We will start with William Elery Channing (1780-1842) and proceed up through Forrest Church (1948-2009).