1657 - Richard Coppin was arrested for preaching Universalism. One of the first two Englishmen known to have preached universal salvation, he was arrested under a 1648 statute that required belief in future judgment. There was an outcry against the law, and Copin was released.
Reprinted with the permission of Skinner House Books. This Day in Unitarian Universalist History by Frank Schulman is available at (800) 215-9076 or www.uua.org/bookstore.
Harvard Square is delighted to present our first ebook, which includes an account of the Universalist and Unitarian role in giving shape to the American Christmas celebrations we know today. It also includes five classic Christmas stories by Unitarian authors, including Rev. Theodore Parker's own Christmas story. In Parker's story, the gospel story of Jesus' birth is overlapped with the account of the Christmas generosity of an elderly brother and sister that heals their New England village of it social divisions (including those related to ... read more