Unitarian Universalism — History and Beliefs

Find extensive resources on the Unitarian Universalist Association website, including:

Books include Unitarian Universalism: A Narrative History (Chicago: Meadville-Lombard Press, 2001); find many more titles in the "history" section of the online UUA Bookstore. Another source for Unitarian, Universalist, and Unitarian Universalist history is the Religious Tolerance website.

Universalist theology in a number of denominations is the subject of an article on the website Believe: Religious Information Source. A mid-19th-century article, "Brief History of Universalism" by Rev. J.M. Austin, appears in full on the website of Auburn University.

Lydia Maria Child

  • Short Biography in the Dictionary of Unitarian and Universalist Biography
  • Biographical story, background, and suggested activities and discussion questions in Stirring the Nation's Heart: Eighteen Stories of Prophetic Unitarians and Universalists of the Nineteenth Century by Polly Peterson (Boston: Skinner House, 2010)
  • Full length biography, Crusader for Freedom: A Life of Lydia Maria Child by Deborah Pickman Clifford (Boston: Beacon Press, 1992).

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