A Chosen Faith

An Introduction to Unitarian Universalism

Author: John A. Buehrens,F. Forrester Church

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 9780807016176

Category: Religion

Page: 221

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Chosen Faith is a Beacon Press publication.

A Chosen Faith

An Introduction to Unitarian Universalism

Author: John Beuhrens,Forrest Church

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 0807097160

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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For those contemplating religious choices, Unitarian Universalism offers an appealing alternative to religious denominations that stress theological creeds over individual conviction and belief. In this new edition of the classic introductory text on Unitarian Universalism, which includes a revealing, entertaining foreword by best-selling author Robert Fulghum (All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten, It Was on Fire When I Lay Down on It), a new preface by UU moderator Denise Davidoff, and two new chapters by the authors, John Buehrens and Forrest Church explore the many sources of the living tradition of their chosen faith.

A chosen faith

an introduction to Unitarian Universalism

Author: John A. Buehrens,F. Forrester Church

Publisher: Beacon Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 221

View: 3248

Presents the doctrines and beliefs of the Unitarian Univeralism

An Introduction to the Unitarian and Universalist Traditions

Author: Andrea Greenwood,Mark W. Harris

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139504533

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

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How is a free faith expressed, organised and governed? How are diverse spiritualities and theologies made compatible? What might a religion based in reason and democracy offer today's world? This book will help the reader to understand the contemporary liberal religion of Unitarian Universalism in a historical and global context. Andrea Greenwood and Mark W. Harris challenge the view that the Unitarianism of New England is indigenous and the point from which the religion spread. Relationships between Polish radicals and the English Dissenters existed and the English radicals profoundly influenced the Unitarianism of the nascent United States. Greenwood and Harris also explore the US identity as Unitarian Universalist since a 1961 merger and its current relationship to international congregations, particularly in the context of twentieth-century expansion into Asia.

Universalists and Unitarians in America

A People's History

Author: John A. Buehrens

Publisher: Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations

ISBN: 1558966137

Category: Religion

Page: 274

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A House for Hope

The Promise of Progressive Religion for the Twenty-first Century

Author: John A. Buehrens,Rebecca Ann Parker

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 0807077380

Category: Religion

Page: 184

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How the common hopes of religious progressives from many traditions can create a liberal religious renaissance For over a generation now, conservative religion has seemed to be dominant in America. But there are signs of a liberal religious renaissance. For it to flourish, laypeople need a sense of their theological heritage. A House for Hope lays out, in lively and engaging language, the theological house that religious liberalism has inherited- and suggests how this heritage will need to be spiritually and theologically transformed.

Unitarian Universalism Is a Really Long Name

Author: Jennifer Dant,Anne Carter

Publisher: Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations

ISBN: 9781558965089

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 30

View: 6760

Introduces the Unitarian Universalist religion, describing the beliefs upon which it was founded, how its members worship, and how they serve their community.

Being Liberal in an Illiberal Age

Why I Am a Unitarian Universalist

Author: Jack Mendelsohn

Publisher: Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations

ISBN: 9781558965058

Category: Liberalism (Religion)

Page: 198

View: 6346

Understanding The Bible

An Introduction for Skeptics, Seekers, and Religious Liberals

Author: John Beuhrens

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 0807010588

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 3245

A thoughtful, warm, and witty introduction Understanding the Bibleis designed to help empower skeptics, seekers, nonbelievers, and those of a liberal and progressive outlook to reclaim the Bible from literalists. In making accessible some of the best contemporary historical, literary, political, and feminist readings of the Hebrew and Christian scriptures, it encourages all who would find in the biblical heritage an ally and not an enemy in the quest for a more just and humane world. Brief and to the point, it can easily be used to stimulate group discussions and personal reading of the biblical texts themselves, and is an excellent introduction to the Judeo-Christian tradition for those of other faiths. Understanding the Bible includes four preliminary chapters on the why, who, which, and how of biblical understanding, followed by eight brief thematic chapters covering the core of the Hebrew Bible and six covering the Christian scriptures, plus chronologies, maps, and helpful suggestions for further reading.

Universalism 101

An Introduction for Leaders of Unitarian Universalist Congregations

Author: Richard Trudeau

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781439251430

Category: Religion

Page: 110

View: 8315

An introduction to Universalist theology, history, and culture for leaders of Unitarian Universalist congregations.

In the Middle of a Journey

Readings in Unitarian Universalist Faith Development

Author: Richard S. Gilbert

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 147598541X

Category: Religion

Page: 416

View: 2752

The role of religious education/faith development among Unitarian Universalists marks the uniqueness of this religious movement. Without dependence on dogma or creed, it is essential that a religious community be free to develop its own distinctive identity. The centrality of religious education was evident in the very beginnings of this liberal denomination. Rev. Richard Gilbert collects many of the most influential statements of religious education philosophy in the anthology In the Middle of a Journey. From William Ellery Channing’s eloquent “Sunday School Address” to the writings of stalwarts Sophia Lyon Fahs and Angus H. MacLean, these carefully selected essays trace the evolution of faith development from a Christian catechism to a broadly based faith-based quest for values, meanings and convictions. In an age that tends to belittle the past, it is refreshing to realize that if we are to chart where we are going, it is wise to know where we have been. The Unitarian Universalist movement has been in some interesting places, and eagerly seeks an adventurous future.

Love & Death

My Journey through the Valley of the Shadow

Author: Forrest Church

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 0807097144

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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On February 4, 2008, Forrest Church sent a letter to the members of his congregation, informing them that he had terminal cancer but promising to sum up his thoughts on the topics that had been so pervasive in his work-love and death. The goal of life, Church tells us, "is to live in such a way that our lives will prove worth dying for." This moving book is imbued with ideas and exemplars for achieving that goal.

The Cathedral of the World

A Universalist Theology

Author: Forrest Church

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 0807073245

Category: Religion

Page: 216

View: 9844

On September 24, 2009, Forrest Church succumbed to a three-year battle against esophageal cancer. As his final gift, the beloved minister and acclaimed author wrote one last book, leaving behind a clear statement of his universalist theology and liberal faith. The Cathedral of the World draws from the entire span of Church's life's work, recasting public addresses and adapted book chapters, articles, and several previously unpublished pieces into a single argument. Giving new voice to the power of liberal religion, Church invites all seekers to enter the Cathedral of the World, home to many windows but only one Light.

Christ for Unitarian Universalists

A New Dialogue with Traditional Christianity

Author: Scotty McLennan

Publisher: Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations

ISBN: 1558967729

Category: Religion

Page: 276

View: 2666

McLennan addresses the concept of Jesus as historical figure and as the presents Christ. In doing so he explores the reality and meaning of the Christmas and Easter stories, the Trinity, Christ's divinity, miracles, salvation, religious pluralism and exclusivism, and more.

Our chosen faith

an introduction to Unitarian Universalism

Author: John A. Buehrens,F. Forrester Church

Publisher: Beacon Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 195

View: 1920

Hi, I'm Adam

A Child's Book about Tourette Syndrome

Author: Adam Buehrens

Publisher: Hope Press

ISBN: 9781878267290

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 35

View: 2056

Adam Buehrens was 10 years old when he had Tourette syndrome. He wrote and illustrated this book because he wanted everyone to know how he and other children with Tourette syndrome are not crazy. If your child has been so diagnosed this book will help them realize they are not alone. Adam has written abut his frustrations, fears and embarrassments, as well as his successes. His message to other is, learn abut what you have, then teach others about Tourette syndrome.

Pagan and Earth-Centered Voices in Unitarian Universalism

Author: Jerrie Kishpaugh Hildebrand,Shirley Ann Ranck

Publisher: Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations

ISBN: 1558967958

Category: Nature

Page: 256

View: 2413

These 23 essays by some of the most prominent leaders in Unitarian Universalist Paganism bring Pagan and Earth-centered theo/alogy to life for a new generation. Featuring the writings of both clergy and laypeople, this vibrant collection demonstrates the many expressions of nature-based spirituality and the ways they feed the souls of so many. The essayists describe a broad array of practices, including Wiccan traditions, Neo-Pagan rituals and celebrations, worship of the divine feminine, and nature-based beliefs and practices that bring us into harmony and balance with our natural environment. Contributors also describe the development of nature-based theo/alogy within Unitarian Universalism—including the organization of the Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans, the addition of the sixth Source to the UUA bylaws recognizing Earth-centered spirituality, and the integration of Pagan practices into congregational life.

Testimony

The Transformative Power of Unitarian Universalism

Author: Meg Riley

Publisher: Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations

ISBN: 1558968067

Category: Unitarian Universalists

Page: N.A

View: 2664

A dynamic collection of personal stories from people whose lives have been dramatically changed by Unitarian Universalism. Some have returned from the brink of despair, others have found renewed purpose and discovered the saving power of community. Together these vignettes paint a portrait of the real, felt impact of Unitarian Universalism. Readers can find a new appreciation for the ways Unitarian Universalism makes a tangible difference in the lives of real people who are struggling.