“It is a curious error to suppose that you can carry on effectively a great liberal tradition while remaining ignorant or almost ignorant, of the beliefs and achievements of the people who have handed that tradition over to you.” — Harry Meserve

from the Dictionary of UU Biography. . .

James Luther Adams (November 12, 1901-July 26, 1994)

was a Unitarian parish minister, social activist, journal editor, distinguished scholar, translator and editor of major German theologians, prolific author, and divinity school professor for more than forty years. Adams decisively shaped the minds of hundreds of students in preparation for the liberal ministry, and other scholarly professions as well. Adams was the most influential theologian among American Unitarian Universalists of the 20th century, and one of the finest 20th-century American liberal Christian theologians generally. http://uudb.org/articles/jameslutheradams.html

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2013 History & Heritage Prize Winners

The Unitarian Universalist History and Heritage Society is delighted to announce the winners of the 2013 history and heritage prizes. The inaugural winner of our Congregational History prize is Richard M. Stower, for A History of the First Parish Church of Scituate, Massachusetts. This is a rema..  
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