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“Unitarian Universalist Denominational Structure,” in Conrad Wright’s Walking Together

Chapter 6, “Unitarian Universalist Denominational Structure” (1986)

in Conrad Wright’s Walking Together

(Skinner, 1989), pages 73-95

Conrad Wright

Conrad Wright

Wright traces with broad sweep the “structural glue” among the Unitarian church going back to the colonial roots. Although he carries his discourse forward to the present, his attention (pp. 76-86) goes to the period roughly 1800-65, This explains putting the essay on the reading list for this section, though this essay could have usefulness throughout the course.

  1. Does the distinction between denominational structures and voluntary associations seem valid in actual practice?
  2. In the periods when Unitarianism has not grown is the primary problem theological disputes sapping wider energies or a lack of organizational zeal?

The full text of Walking Together is available online from the Unitarian Universalist History and Heritage Society, here.

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