UU4Core I: UU History and Theology
Over the course of the year, Adult Spiritual Development offers a series of classes to strengthen our core understanding of the Unitarian Universalist faith movement. Included is Unitarian Universalist History & Theology (fall), Unitarian Universalist Spiritual Practices (winter), Unitarian Universalist Ethics and Activism (spring.), and the Boston Pilgrimage (alternate winters).
Join us for a deep dive into the riches of our Unitarian Universalist faith in this lively exploration of primary sources dating back two thousand years. We’ll meet early Church Fathers who preached that a literal interpretation of the Bible was “silly.” We’ll spend time with those martyred for our faith, and we’ll challenge the work of iconic figures like William Ellery Channing and Ralph Waldo Emerson. We’ll pay particular attention to the voices of Unitarian and Universalist women, including Judith Sargent Murray, Frances Harper, and Olympia Brown.
This course is designed for a “community of learners” who will work together to hone their personal theology and strengthen their shared Unitarian Universalist identity. Readings will be drawn from the two-volume “Documentary History of Unitarian Universalism,” available from Skinner House Books.
Facilitators: Rev. Norman Allen, Consulting Minister for ASD; and Kevin McCulloch
Tuesdays, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; November 5, 12, 19