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“Walking Together with Conrad” by Gloria Korsman

Citation: Korsman, Gloria. “Walking Together with Conrad.” Journal of Unitarian Universalist History 35 (2012): 20–24.

Reprinted with permission from the Journal of Unitarian Universalist History


Contents of Vol. 35, offered here with full text, include: 

Conrad Wright’s Search for a Usable Past” by George Kimmich Beach

Librarianship for the Covenant” by Elizabeth Curtiss

Conrad Wright, Perry Miller, and Unitarian History” by Dean Grodzins

Walking Together with Conrad” by Gloria Korsman

Conrad Wright and the Course of American Intellectual History” by David Robinson…

“Conrad Wright, Perry Miller, and Unitarian History” by Dean Grodzins

Citation: Grodzins, Dean. “Conrad Wright, Perry Miller, and Unitarian History.” Journal of Unitarian Universalist History 35 (2012): 13–19.

Reprinted with permission from the Journal of Unitarian Universalist History


Contents of Vol. 35, offered here with full text, include: 

Conrad Wright’s Search for a Usable Past” by George Kimmich Beach

Librarianship for the Covenant” by Elizabeth Curtiss

Conrad Wright, Perry Miller, and Unitarian History” by Dean Grodzins

Walking Together with Conrad” by Gloria Korsman

Conrad Wright and the Course of American Intellectual History” by David Robinson…

“Librarianship for the Covenant” by Elizabeth Curtiss

Citation: Curtiss, Elizabeth. “Librarianship for the Covenant.” Journal of Unitarian Universalist History 35 (2012): 7–12.

Reprinted with permission from the Journal of Unitarian Universalist History


Contents of Vol. 35, offered here with full text, include: 

Conrad Wright’s Search for a Usable Past” by George Kimmich Beach

Librarianship for the Covenant” by Elizabeth Curtiss

Conrad Wright, Perry Miller, and Unitarian History” by Dean Grodzins

Walking Together with Conrad” by Gloria Korsman

Conrad Wright and the Course of American Intellectual History” by David Robinson…

“Conrad Wright’s Search for a Usable Past” by George Kimmich Beach

Citation: Beach, George Kimmich. “Conrad Wright’s Search for a Usable Past.” Journal of Unitarian Universalist History 35 (2012): 1–6.

Reprinted with permission from the Journal of Unitarian Universalist History


Contents of Vol. 35, offered here with full text, include: 

Conrad Wright’s Search for a Usable Past” by George Kimmich Beach

Librarianship for the Covenant” by Elizabeth Curtiss

Conrad Wright, Perry Miller, and Unitarian History” by Dean Grodzins

Walking Together with Conrad” by Gloria Korsman

Conrad Wright and the Course of American Intellectual History” by David Robinson…

The Living Legacy of C. Conrad Wright: Introduction

On February 7, 2011, C. Conrad Wright, a retired Harvard Divinity School professor and preeminent scholar of American Unitarianism, passed away. His career at HDS spanned 33 years. After retiring from active teaching in 1987, Wright continued to teach one or two courses every year for HDS.…

Three Prophets of Religious Liberalism: Emerson’s Divinity School Address

The Divinity School Address

By Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1838

In this refulgent summer, it has been a luxury to draw the breath of life. The grass grows, the buds burst, the meadow is spotted with fire and gold in the tint of flowers.…

Three Prophets of Religious Liberalism: Channing’s Address

The leader of Boston’s Unitarianism in the early nineteenth century was William Ellery Channing, whose grandfather William Ellery was a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Born in Newport, Rhode Island, in 1780,William Ellery Channing was called to become minister of the Federal Street (now Arlington Street) Church of the Federal Street Church in Boston in 1803.…

Three Prophets of Religious Liberalism: Parker’s Manifesto

IV. Parker’s Manifesto

by Conrad Wright

“The brilliant genius of Emerson rose in the winter nights,” Theodore Parker recalled, “and hung over Boston, drawing the eyes of ingenuous young people to look up to that great, new star, a beauty and a mystery.…

Theodore Parker

Three Prophets of Religious Liberalism: Emerson’s Heresy

III. Emerson’s Heresy

by Conrad Wright

In May, 1819, Ralph Waldo Emerson was still a student at Harvard College. His own minister was Channing, since his mother had taken up going to the Federal Street Church after the death of Emerson’s father in 1811.…

Three Prophets of Religious Liberalism: Channing’s Platform

II. Channing’s Platform 

by Conrad Wright

Two kinds of epoch‑making addresses may be distinguished. There is, on the one hand, the speech innocently delivered, with no thought that it will prove to be memorable. Thus the Gettysburg Address has lived while the major oration of that occasion has been forgotten.…