Chapter VIII: “The Denominational Awakening”
George Willis Cooke, Unitarianism in America
Cooke’s story begins with the burgeoning Unitarian movement post Civil War and then the disruptive story of a new theological battle and even organizational division.
- Looking back at the whole disruption from today, how could the dispute have been avoided? Or could it?
- Did the later changes in the AUA or the basic failure of the Free Religious Association become the chief factor in healing the disruption?
- Did the growth of the intermediary organizations between the AUA and the local churches create a “third force” in the denomination?
The text of “The Denominational Awakening” is available here.