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“Religious Tendencies in Colonial New England,” by Earl Morse Wilbur

Chapter XX: “Religious Tendencies in Colonial New England”

by Earl Morse Wilbur

in A History of Unitarianism in Transylvania, England, and America

(Harvard, 1952), pages 379-400

Earl Morse Wilbur

Earl Morse Wilbur

As the definitive historian of Unitarianism, Wilbur’s chapters on American Unitarianism are a must reading for a background in polity. The reader should strive to look through theological issues to see if there were also involved issues relating to the organization and functioning of the church.


The full text of Earl Morse Wilbur’s A History of Unitarianism is available online from Starr King School for the Ministry.

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