a digital library of Unitarian Universalist biographies, history, books, and media
the digital library of Unitarian Universalism
Home »
Articles for

“The Confessions of a Religious Seeker” by Henry Nelson Wieman

The central concern of my entire intellectual life has been one problem that came to conscious recognition a few months before I graduated from college and has been with me ever since. Put very simply, the decision of 1907 was to seek a better understanding of that which should rightfully command the kind of absolute self-giving which goes by the name of religious faith.…

Harper, Frances Ellen Watkins (1825-1911)

An important writer and abolitionist, Harper was born in Baltimore, Maryland on September 24, 1825. A free black, she was orphaned at an early age, and raised by an aunt. She attended the William Watkins Academy for Negro Youth, which her uncle founded, and developed an interest in literature.…

Frances Ellen Watkins Harper

Burleigh, Celia C. (1829-1875)

Celia Burleigh was the first woman ordained to the Unitarian ministry. Little is known of Burleigh’s background. She was born in Cazenovia, New York on September 18, 1826. She had a long career teaching and writing and working for woman’s suffrage.…

The Enduring Significance of Emerson’s Divinity School Address, by John Haynes Holmes

An Address by John Haynes Holmes, D.D. Minister of the Community Church, New York, N. Y.

Delivered as the Ware Lecture on may 25, 1938, in commemoration of the one hundredth anniversary of this memorable address. The Ware Lectures were established in honor of the distinguished services of three generations of the Ware family to the cause of pure Christianity.