a digital library of Unitarian Universalist biographies, history, books, and media
the digital library of Unitarian Universalism
Home » Congregational Polity » “Congregational Clericalism: New England Ordinations before the Great Awakening”

“Congregational Clericalism: New England Ordinations before the Great Awakening”

“Congregational Clericalism: New England Ordinations before the Great Awakening”

by  J. William T. Youngs, Jr.

 in the William and Mary Quarterly

July, 1974, pp. 481-490

J. William T. Youngs, Jr.

J. William T. Youngs

This article suggests that congregational ordination is hardly as pure as Unitarians like to pretend.

  • What can we say about the source of ministerial power?
  • How is the ministerial-lay tension over authenticating and controlling ministry made manifest in the UUA today?

Unfortunately, the publisher of this article, the William and Mary Quarterly, does not allow material that is available through their online distributer JSTOR to be published elsewhere online. For the text of the article, please consult your local academic or other library for further information.

Series Navigation<< “The Meeting House,” by David D. Hall“Preface to the Result of 1662” >>

Notable in UU History
Henry Nelson Wieman

“The Confessions of a Religious Seeker” by Henry Nelson Wieman

The central concern of my entire intellectual life has been one problem that came to conscious ... Read More
http://www.wolfkiller.net/Links/mary1.jpg

Hemenway, Mary Porter Tileson (1820-1894)

The Life of Mary Porter Tileson Hemenway Mary Hemenway was born in New York of old ... Read More
Eric Chaisson

Eric Chaisson

Dr. Eric J. Chaisson is Director of the H. Dudley Wright Center for Innovative Science Education ... Read More
Frances FitzGerald

Frances FitzGerald

Frances FitzGerald (born 1940) is an American journalist best known for her work, Fire in the ... Read More