Chapter XXII: “Organization and Development of the Unitarian Movement”
by Earl Morse Wilbur
in A History of Unitarianism in. Transylvania. England, and America
(Harvard, 1952) pages 435-66Wilbur begins by noting “that without their wishing it, (Unitarians) were practically a community by themselves.” (page 435)
- What were the forces for and against organizing the Unitarian movement?
- Was the paltry support given the AUA caused by fear of the potential power of the Association or simply a lack of key talent to promote it?
- Why of all religions should Unitarians be particularly interested in children? Explain the reasons for Unitarian pioneering in Sunday School work,
- Was theological dispute the key reason for “the denomination’s slow progress” (page 462) or was this seeking a scapegoat for a lack of organizational zeal and fervor?
The full text of Earl Morse Wilbur’s A History of Unitarianism is available online from Starr King School for the Ministry.