Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: Faith Like a River: A Program on Unitarian Universalist History for Adults

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This is a general bibliography for Unitarian Universalist history. The Find Out More sections of individual workshops offer thematic resources.

For the duration of this program, you may wish to borrow these key resources from your congregational library or your minister. Some can be purchased from inSpirit: The UU Book and Gift Shop.

General Unitarian, Universalist and Unitarian Universalist History

Buehrens, John A. and Forrest Church, A Chosen Faith: An Introduction to Unitarian Universalism (Boston: Beacon Press, 1998)

Bumbaugh, David, Unitarian Universalism: A Narrative History (Chicago: Meadville Lombard, 2000)

Cassera, Ernest, ed. Universalism in America: A Documentary History of a Liberal Faith (Boston: Skinner House, 1997)

Emerson, Dorothy May, ed. Standing Before Us: Unitarian Universalist Women and Social Reform, 1776-1936 (Boston: Skinner House, 1999)

Harris, Mark W., The A to Z of Unitarian Universalism (Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2004)

Howe, Charles A., For Faith and Freedom: A Short History of Unitarianism in Europe (Boston: Skinner House, 1997)

Howe, Charles A., The Larger Faith: A Short History of American Universalism (Boston: Skinner House, 1993)

Morris, Leslie Takahashi, James (Chip) Roush, and Leon Spencer, The Arc of the Universe is Long: Unitarian Universalists, Anti-Racism and the Journey from Calgary (Boston: Skinner House, 2009)

Morrison-Reed, Mark D., Black Pioneers in a White Denomination (Boston: Skinner House, 1992)

Parke, David, ed., The Epic of Unitarianism: Original Writings from the History of Liberal Religion (Boston: Beacon Press, 1957)

Wright, Conrad, ed. A Stream of Light: A Short History of American Unitarianism 2ed. (Boston: Skinner House Books, 1975; 1989)


Unitarian Universalist Historical Society, including the Dictionary of Unitarian and Universalist Biography

Unitarian Universalist Religious Education History Group

Unitarian Universalist Women's Heritage Society

Links to Unitarian Universalist history videos can be found on the UUA website.

A Chosen Faith An Introduction to Unitarian Universalism

By Forrest Church, John A. Buehrens

From Beacon Press

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