HDS 2776

Unitarian and Universalist History in the United States

Daniel McKanan


This survey course will trace the history of both Unitarianism and Universalism from their eighteenth-century origins to the present. Focusing especially on the experiences of local congregations, we will explore the diverse starting points of liberal religion in the United States; the challenges of Transcendentalism, spiritualism, and humanism; the interplay between liberal religion and social reform; and the experience of consolidation in the twentieth century.

Enrollment Limited: No
Open to BTI Students: Yes
Jointly offered as Religion 1557


0.50 credits
Expected to be offered Spring 2016
Wed 1pm-4pm
Course location to be announced.

Relationship to Program Requirements

Program Requirement Area / Category / Art / Designation
MTS Area(s) of Focus
  • History of Christianity
  • Religions of the Americas
MDiv Distribution Category/ies
  • Christianity
MDiv Art(s) of Ministry None
Language Course Designation(s) None