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Holiday Gift Book: The Unitarian and Universalist Invention of Christmas & An Anthology of Historic Unitarian Christmas Stories

 

An essay on the role of Unitarians and Universalists in establishing the practice of Christmas celebrations in the United States is followed by an anthology of historically interesting Christmas stories authored by Unitarians.  Order the paperback here;   Order the Kindle version here.…

A Gift from Harvard Square Library: Add “This Day in UU History” to your website or blog

 

Add a side bar to your website or blog that changes daily, offering an important date in Unitarian Universalist history and related graphic, exactly like that on the front page of our Harvard Square Library site.

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Gifts from Harvard Square Library

Gifts from Harvard Square Library

The Unitarian and Universalist Invention of Christmas;  An Anthology of Historic Unitarian Christmas Stories

An essay on the role of Unitarians and Universalists in establishing the practice of Christmas celebrations in the United States is followed by an anthology of historically interesting Christmas stories authored by Unitarians. 

The Greatest Showman:  The Complicated Legacy of P.T. Barnum

Hugh Jackman’s biopic of P.T. Barnum, “The Greatest Showman,” was released late in 2017 to record breaking box office success.  And while no one expects complete factuality from a biopic, many critics have been rightly alarmed by how the show “whitewashes” Barnum’s troubling relationship with the human side show “curiosities” that made him famous.   …

UUA General Assembly Minutes 1984

Charles Hartshorne: Psychicalism

By Donald Wayne Viney

Human experience provides the clearest example of the novel actualities that emerge in the “creative advance.” Of course, many nonhuman forms of experience exist. The title of Thomas Nagel’s article “What is it like to be a bat?” (1974) poses a meaningful, if unusual, question.…

Charles Hartshorne: Return to Harvard

Part 3: The Return to Harvard and the Influence of Pierce and Whitehead

by Donald Wayne Viney

Hartshorne was a member of the junior faculty of the Harvard philosophy department from 1925 to 1928. During this period he was exposed to the ideas of two philosophers who, more than any others, helped him refine his thinking: Charles Sanders Peirce, who had died in 1914 and whose papers Hartshorne was assigned to edit; and Alfred North Whitehead, who came from England to join the department at Harvard in 1924.…

Stafford, Rick (1932-)

Rick Stafford has been a part of the Harvard Scene as an employee. He was born in Newton, Massachusetts in 1932. His parents were both professional oil painters. As a teenager he did odd jobs on Saturday mornings for Arthur Loveridge, the Curator of the reptile collection at the Museum of Comparative Zoology.…

Rick Stafford, Photographer

The Harvard Gallery of Photographs, by Rick Stafford

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