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).

From John A. Buehrens

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Beacon Press

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
From Beacon Press
Understanding the Bible
An Introduction for Skeptics, Seekers, and Religious Liberals
From Beacon Press
House for Hope
The Promise of Progressive Religion for the Twenty-First Century
From Beacon Press

Ideas | UU World

Selma at the cinema
From Ideas
An important film introduces Unitarian Universalists Reeb and Liuzzo, but doesn't mention their faith.
Marriage in the nineteenth century
From Ideas
Two books reveal the complexities of women's lives in Unitarian Boston.


Why is it called "Settled Ministry?"
From LeaderLab
I often wondered about the term, "settled minister" -- since I come from a long line of wanderers.

Resistance and Transformation | Tapestry of Faith

The Love Feast
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
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.

Spirit | UU World

Pacifists and pragmatists
From Spirit
Progressive communities, including Unitarian Universalist congregations, are prone to painful rifts between pacifists and pragmatists.

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