Journey Toward Independence: King's Chapel's Transition to Unitarianism : the 1989 Minns Lecture

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Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations, 1993 - 103 páginas
A small Anglican church in colonial Boston, founded in 1686, becomes the first Unitarian church in America.
 

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Página 59 - Church, and to receive him as a regular ordained Minister, which step in our opinion is unprecedented, irregular and contrary to apostolic and primitive usage, and to the common sentiments of almost every sect and denomination of Christians, a step which may be attended with fatal consequences to the interests of religion in general and that of the Episcopal church in particular. We therefore the subscribers in behalf of ourselves and other original proprietors of this church, who have authorized...

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