UUCF's new Universalism book is now available
RevRonRobinson at aol.com
RevRonRobinson at aol.com
Thu Aug 24 11:16:24 EDT 2006
Hi all. The 60th volume of the "UU Christian" theological journal is
available for purchase now and is a special book devoted to "Universalism Then &
It contains the essay "Hosea Ballou's Treatise at 200" by the Rev. Mark W.
Harris of Watertown, MA along with responses to it by Rev. Carl Scovel,
William W. (Rusty) Park, and Rev. Joe Bassett. Other articles include "Some
Problems in the Chronology of Early American Universalism" by Peter Hughes,
"Universalism in the American Experience" by Ernest Cassara, "What Does Scripture Say
About Universal Salvation" by Rev. Duke Gray, "A Visit to Crane Theological
School" by Rev. Alan Seaburg, and various book reviews.
A note from the Preface by Editor Tom Wintle:
"We remain enamored of Universalism as a vibrant religious faith that ought
to engage the enthusiasm of Unitarian Universalists today. We are not
convinced that such is happening today.
We hope that this small contribution to "Universalism Past and Future" will
celebrate a magnificent heritage and a more glorious hope.
The first of this issue's articles come from a grand "Convocation of UU
Christian Churches Within the UUA," which occurred at King's Chapel House in
Boston on April 6, 2006, under the careful supervision of Elizabeth deMille
Barnett, who conceived and planned this event. Mark Harris maintains the grand
tradition of the pastor-scholar, managing to produce historical scholarship and
serve a parish. His careful consideration of Hosea Ballou's classic receives
responses from Carl Scovel, Rusty Park and Joe Bassett.
We welcome Peter Hughes to our pages with some careful consideration of
early Universalist chronology. Then two veterans of American Universalist
historiography grace us with their perspectives, Ernest Cassara offers a personal
overview of the Universalist story and Alan Seaburg takes us on a walk down
memory lane toward and through Crane Theological School at Tufts University.
Duke Gray offers a consideration of biblical texts that would make our
nineteenth-century forebears proud."
If you aren't already a subscriber to our various publications (see
_www.uuchristian.org_ (http://www.uuchristian.org/) basic subscribing memberships
are only $50), you may still purchase this special issue for $20 by simply
sending a check made out to the UUCF and marked vol. 60 to P.O. Box 6702 Turley,
Vol. 59, special issue "Naming the Holy" devoted to the writings of the Rev.
David B. Parke, is still available for only $10 if you want to add that one
into the order. In fact, back issues for just $10 are still available of the
special books of Carl Scovel's writings "An Easter Faith," the "Hungarian
Unitarian Catechism," "The James Luther Adams Papers," "As Others See Us:
Ecumenical Perspectives on UUism" and "Frederic Henry Hedge." For $5 you may
receive the Prescott Wintersteen book "Christology in American Unitarianism" and
any of our regular back issues of the Journal. For $20 we still have available
the 50-year anniversary double anthology "The UU Christian Reader."
I hope you will consider adding some of these titles to your or your
church's library, and feel free to forward this announcement on to others and to
Additional Note, btw, about the next CCCUUA gathering since Tom mentions the
past one in his comments: It will take place Sunday afternoon, Oct. 15,
2006, at Kings Chapel including lunch, program, business meeting, and communion.
More information by contacting Kings Chapel or the Convocation Clerk, Rev.
Adam Tierney-Eliot at _minister at theeliotchurch.org_
(mailto:minister at theeliotchurch.org)
thanks and blessings,
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