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John A. Buehrens

Full name: Rev. John A. Buehrens

John Buehrens

The Rev. John Buehrens was president of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations from 1993 to 2001. He served congregations in Tennessee, Texas, New York, Massachusetts, and California before retiring in 2017. He is the co-author with Forrest Church of A Chosen Faith: An Introduction to Unitarian Universalism. His other books include Understanding the Bible: An Introduction for Skeptics, Seekers, and Religious Liberals (2004); A House for Hope: The Promise of Progressive Religion for the Twenty-first Century, with Rebecca Ann Parker (2011); Universalists and Unitarians in America: A People’s History (2011); and Conflagration: How the Transcendentalists Sparked the American Struggle for Racial, Gender, and Social Justice (2020).

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Beacon Press

Conflagration

John A. Buehrens

From Beacon Press

A dramatic retelling of the story of the Transcendentalists, revealing them not as isolated authors but as a community of social activists who shaped progressive American values...

A Chosen Faith
An Introduction to Unitarian Universalism

Forrest Church, John A. Buehrens

From Beacon Press
Understanding the Bible
An Introduction for Skeptics, Seekers, and Religious Liberals

John A. Buehrens

From Beacon Press
House for Hope
The Promise of Progressive Religion for the Twenty-First Century

John A. Buehrens, Rebecca Parker

From Beacon Press

Resistance and Transformation | Tapestry of Faith

The Love Feast

Forrest Church, John A. Buehrens

From Resistance and Transformation
Medieval Jewish story, A Chosen Faith (Boston: Beacon Press, 1998). A rabbi spoke with God about heaven and hell. "I will show you hell," God said, and...

Skinner House Books

Universalists and Unitarians in America
A People's History

John A. Buehrens

From Skinner House Books

Beyond presenting Universalist and Unitarian history in America as more than a list of luminaries, Buehrens weaves a historical tapestry rich in color and meaning that will serve to deepen the faith of modern UUs.

UU World

Spiritual friendship and social justice: Lessons from the Transcendentalists

John A. Buehrens

From UU World Magazine
The Transcendentalists practiced the art of forming and maintaining spiritual friendships transcending differences of gender, social location, theology,...
Selma at the cinema

John A. Buehrens

From UU World Magazine
An important film introduces Unitarian Universalists Reeb and Liuzzo, but doesn't mention their faith.
Marriage in the nineteenth century

John A. Buehrens

From UU World Magazine
Two books reveal the complexities of women's lives in Unitarian Boston.

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