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“Growth of Denominational Consciousness” by George Willis Cooke

Chapter IX: “Growth of Denominational Consciousness”

by George Willis Cooke

from Unitarianism in America

(AUA, 1902) pp. 224-46

The period 1880-1900 is often overlooked in Unitarian history. The so-called “Western issue” in the Western Unitarian Conference gains some attention, but that controversy may represent geographic interests as much as theological issues.

  1. What organizational issues might have impelled the Western Conference to seek greater independence from the AUA?
  2. What possible forces might have aided the growth of AUA power during this period?

The text of “Growth of Denominational Consciousness” is available online here.

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