a digital library of Unitarian Universalist biographies, history, books, and media
the digital library of Unitarian Universalism
Home » Congregational Polity » James Freeman Clarke, “A Discourse Delivered at the Dedication of the Chapel”

James Freeman Clarke, “A Discourse Delivered at the Dedication of the Chapel”

Harvard Square Library exists solely on the basis of donations.  If you have benefitted from any of our materials, and/or if making Unitarian Universalist intellectual heritage materials widely available and free is a value to you, please donate whatever you call--even a small amount here: Donate 

“A Discourse Delivered at the Dedication of the Chapel”

James Freeman Clarke

March 15, 1848

James Freeman Clarke

James Freeman Clarke. Courtesy of the Unitarian Universalist Association

Eighteen-forty eight, a year of revolution, was heralded by James Freeman Clarke as the century in which the Church Question would be dominant. His optimism is touching, but certainly for Unitarians the proper mature of the church was to dominate the coming decades.


The full text of James Freeman Clarke’s Discourse is available via Google Books here.

Series Navigation<< “Tensions in Unitarianism A Hundred Years Ago,” by Frederick May Eliot“On Some Results of the Voluntary System,” by J. H. Allen >>