Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|A major event in religious liberalism (of which Unitarian Universalism is a part) took place when Ralph Waldo Emerson delivered his 'Divinity School Address.' In what year was this?||Important Dates in Unitarian Universalism
1802. This Pilgrim church had been founded at Plymouth in 1620.
Romania. Unitarians, like Dracula, are from Transylvania, in what is now Romania. The earliest Unitarian churches in the region were established in the 16th century.
|The Universalists were the first denomination in the United States to ordain ________ , in 1863?||Unitarian Universalism
a female minister. Olympia Brown, the first female ordained minister in the United States, demonstrating the Universalists' commitment to equality in religion.
|Individual congregations within the Unitarian Universalist Association have a good deal of freedom to make their own decisions about church governance and the direction of their own congregation. What is this non-heirarchical policy called?||Unitarian Universalism
Congregational polity. The policy of congregational polity is inherited from the Reformation. It allows for wide variation between member congregations.
|The Unitarian Universalist Association was created from a mixture of two faith groups, the Unitarians and the Universalists, in 1961. What did these two faith groups have in common?||Unitarian Universalism
Both groups arose from the Christian faith, but were considered heretics by orthodox Christians. A belief in universal salvation was the hallmark of Universalism. Unitarians rejected the concept of the Holy Trinity, which was a core assertion of the Nicene Creed. These beliefs made both groups heretical in the eyes of orthodox Christians.