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Promoting the American Unitarian Tradition
|Back to the Unitarian Christianity Page||The following is a list of famous sermons
and other documents by Unitarian and Universalist ministers and other
historical figures that have impacted Unitarianism. They serve to
illuminate the theology, history, and rich tradition of the Unitarian
faith. Click on the underlined title to go to the full sermon.
Many of these sermons were cornerstones in the "Unitarian
Controversy" that grew out of the Congregational churches in New
England in the early part of the 19th Century. The message of
freedom of religion and freedom of thought embodied in these sermons
is as important today as it was nearly 200 years ago.
"What is it to be a Christian?" (1824) - by Henry Ware.
Ware considers common definitions of "Christian" and provides the most reasonable one.
"On Original Sin" (1844) (excerpt) - by George Burnap.
"On Justification by Faith Alone" (1848) (excerpt) - by George Burnap.
Bible and Explaining It Away" (1855) - by
"On the Terms 'God' and 'Lord'" (1854) (excerpt) - by Mary Dana.
"On the Attacks Against Liberal Christianity" (1847) (excerpt) - by Orville Dewey.
Unitarian Belief" (1873) - by
Rev. Orville Dewey, D.D.
"On The Atonement" (1873) (excerpt) - by Orville Dewey.
"The Unity of God - The Trinity" (1873) - by Frederick A. Farley.
"The Unitarian Aim" - by Rev. Charles A. Allen.
Religion of the Spirit" - by Ulysses G. B.
"A Reasonable Easter" - by Ulysses G. B. Pierce, D.D.
Religious Convictions of an American Citizen"
- by William Howard Taft, LL.D.
Jesus" (1926) - by Rev. Frederic H. Kent.
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