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“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?

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