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Long Strange Trip: UU Film Series Part III

Long Strange Trip: UU Film Series Part III

American Unitarianism (1620 - 1860)

Edited by: Ron Cordes

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This film talks about the development of Unitarianism in America from 1620 through the death of Theodore Parker in 1860. It discusses the early fractures between religious liberals and Congregationalists in Colonial America. It discusses the effect of Joseph Priestley's immigration and William Ellery Channing's role in the formation of the American Unitarian movement. It tells the story of the final split between the Unitarians and the Trinitarian Congregationalists in the 1820s from both a theological and a legal perspective. It revisits the Arian/Socinian fracture that played out here as well and the Transcendentalism of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Margaret Fuller, and Theodore Parker. It talks about the key role Fuller played in moving Transcendentalism out from a niche movement in Concord to the driving force behind Unitarianism. Finally, It discusses the role Theodore Parker played in advancing Unitarianism beyond its traditional Bible-centered roots and his role in some of the great social justice issues of the day, especially the abolition of slavery.

Chapters:
Introduction
Socinian Unitarianism
Joseph Priestley
Arian Unitarianism
William Ellery Channing
The Divorce
Transcendentalism
Theodore Parker
Credits

Run Time: 1:05.

To read the discussion guide from the UUA's Faith Development Office click here.

Below is a trailer for Part III.

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