Chapter IX: “Growth of Denominational Consciousness”
by George Willis Cooke
from Unitarianism in America
(AUA, 1902) pp. 224-46
The period 1880-1900 is often overlooked in Unitarian history. The so-called “Western issue” in the Western Unitarian Conference gains some attention, but that controversy may represent geographic interests as much as theological issues.
- What organizational issues might have impelled the Western Conference to seek greater independence from the AUA?
- What possible forces might have aided the growth of AUA power during this period?
The text of “Growth of Denominational Consciousness” is available online here.