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Year

Title/Other Files

Author

2013Our Ministry Begins When We Leave This Place
(We CAN do More)

Don Robinson Response

2012

From iChurch to Beloved Community:
Ecclesiology and Justice
Fredric J. Muir
Responses
2011

"Whence We Come and How, and Whither"
Deborah J. Pope-Lance

2010

"The Poetics of Ministry”
Gary Kowalski

2009:

Ironic Provincialism

Paul Rasor Response

2008:

Imagineering Soul

Christine Robinson Response

2007:

"It's the Minister: The Mystery and Magic of the Role"

Ken Sawyer

2006:

What Torture’s Taught Me

William F. Schulz Response

2005:

The Way Home

Burton D. Carley

2004:

Taking Refuge

Barbara Merritt

2003:

Images for our Lives

Laurel Hallman

2002:

Spiritual Teaching

Roberta M. Nelson

2001:

The Art of Ministry: Being and Doing Revisited

C. Leon Hopper

2000:

After Running Through the Thistles: the Hard Part Begins

Mark D. Morrison-Reed

1999:

Lessons From Our Bishop / Lessons From the Heart

Carolyn & Thomas Owen-Towle

1998:

The Fundamental Things Apply as Time Goes By:
The Transient And Permanent In Life And Ministry

Khoren Arisian

1997:

On Issues Affecting Parish Ministry

Judith A. Walker-Riggs

1996:

Confessions of a Militant Mystic:
Spirituality and Social Action – A Seamless Garment

Richard S. Gilbert

1995:

Koheleth Headache

Thomas Payne

1994:

Beyond Spirituality

Carl Scovel

1993:

Ministry: For Such a Time as This

Gordon B. McKeeman

1992:

Ministry as Companioning

Elizabeth H. Baker

1991:

The Challenge of Disability

Victor Carpenter

1990:

Ministry as Art Form

Sidney A. Peterman

1989:

Euthanasia As Public Policy: Rights And Risks

Donald W. McKinney

1988:

Minding Our P's, Q's, and X's

Joyce Harkleroad Smith

1987:

25 Beacon Street Revisited

O. Eugene Pickett

1986:

Religion, The Church, and Our Mission in the World

John Wolf

1985:

Active Religion’s Passive Voice

Roy D. Phillips

1984:

Theology and the Democracy of the Sciences

John F. Hayward

1983:

Parish Ministry and Pedagogy: 1823-1983
A Past and Future Look at Religious Education

Eugene B. Navias

1982:

Impersonating the Divine: An Essay in Theological Anthropology

Dwight Brown

1981:

A Silent Witness to Evil

David O. Rankin

1980:

Seasons of Ministry

Alan G. Deale

1979:

The New Pietism

J. Frank Schulman

1978:

Images of Protestant Clergy in American Novels

Peter S. Raible

1977:

Hymnbook Reminiscences and Reflections

Vincent B. Silliman

1976:

On the Boundary—A Christian Perspective

Judith L. Hoehler

1975:

Hybris and Humility

Leonard Mason

1974:

Liberal Religion in the Post Christian Era

Edward A. Cahill

1973:

Where Has Time Brought Us?

Charles Stephen

1972:

Liberal Religion’s Unfinished Business

Edwin H. Wilson

1971:

Polarization or Reconciliation

John G. MacKinnon

1970:

On Being a Technician of the Sacred

Frank D. Gentile

1969:

The MinistryExperience and Expectation

Arthur Graham

1968:

The Genius Of The Age And Some Suggestions Toward An Imaginative Liberal Faith

Frank O. Holmes

1967:

The Odd Man: A description of the liberal minister

John Willoughby Cyrus

1966:

Why Not More Progress in Religion?

Dale DeWitt

1965:

Plenitude of Being

Kenneth L. Patton

1964:

The Church: Salient or Subordinate?

Dorothy T. Spoerl

1963:

Politics and the Pulpit

Stephen H. Fritchman

1962:

Psychoanalysis and the Parish Ministry

Harry B. Scholefield

1961:

America’s Fourth Faith

Robert Zoerheide

1960:

Liberalism in the Encounter Between Living World Religions

Leslie T. Pennington

1959:

The Soul's Fierce Struggle

J Raymond Cope

1958:

Unitarianism Reincarnate

Thaddeus B. Clark

1957:

Motivation and the Ministry (abridged)

Malcolm R. Sutherland, Jr.

1955:

Psychological Approach to the Concept of the Deity

David Rhys Williams

1954:

In Search of God

Henry Wilder Foote

1950:

Sebastian Castellio: Neglected Saint of the Liberal Church

Duncan Howlett

1949:

"The Greatest Soul in Christendom”
and His Stand on Free Religion

Robert H. Schacht Jr.

1944:

The American Religion

Albert C. Dieffenback

1942:

Democracy as a Modern Religion

Jacob Trapp

1941:

The Changing Reputation of Human Nature

James Luther Adams

1937:

The Church and the Academy

Von Ogden Vogt

1934:

The Breaking of Nations (published as "After Thirty Years")

John Haynes Holmes

1933:

The Bacchae of Euripides

Thomas H. Billings

1930:

Summary: Religious Mysticism

Lawrence Clare

1929:

Are We Outgrowing the Need for a Church?

Anna Garlin Spencer

1927:

The Underlying Significance of the Fundamental Changes in the Religion of Our Times

Horace Westwood

1923:

Is There Need Of A Revolution In The Theological Curriculum?

Franklin C. Southworth

1922:

Religion and the Downmost Man (abstract)

James A. Fairley

1921:

Jesus and the End of the World

Clayton R. Bowen

1920:

The Meaning and Lessons of Unitarian History

Earl Morse Wilbur

1919:

Unitarianism and Social Change

Richard Wilson Boynton

1918:

The Nature and Validity of Conscience and Moral Principle

Robert James Hutcheon

1916:

How the Scientific and Religious Interpretations of the World Differ

Joel Hastings Metcalf

1911:

Socialism

Nicholas Paine Gilman

1908:

Theology from the Far End and the Near

Frederic Gill

1905:

Channing and the History of Christian Piety

Francis A. Christie

1903:

The Poetic Element in the Rising Faith

William Channing Gannett

1902:

The Character of Jesus Christ

Francis Greenwood Peabody

1901:

Experimental Theology and Experimental Religion

Samuel R. Calthrop

1900:

[My Creed-(no title given)-Abstract]

Charles Hargrove

1899:

The Theology of Civilization

Charles Fletcher Dole

1897:

Reason in Religion

Charles Carroll Everett

1896:

The Infection of Pessimism

George Batchelor

1895:

Christianity and Unitarianism

Charles Gordon Ames

1892:

The History and Present Duty of the Unitarian Church in America

Edward Everett Hale

1890:

Christianity in the Process of Evolution

George Augustus Thayer

1889:

What O’Clock Is It In Religion?

Minot J. Savage

1888:

The Reign of Divine Love

Howard Nicholson Brown

1887:

Religion from the Near End

Jenkin Lloyd Jones

1886:

The Twofold Symbol of Godhead

Joseph May

1886:

God

Samuel Robert Calthrop

1884:

A Daring Faith

John W. Chadwick

1883:

Christian Affirmations

Henry Wilder Foote

1880:

The Inspiration and Work of the Christian Ministry

William Greenleaf Eliot

1879:

The New Religion

Grindell Reynolds

1876:

Then and Now

Joseph Henry Allen

1875:

Jesus, the Only

William Henry Furness

1874:

The Christian Progress of a Generation

Rufus Ellis

1873:

Religion and Evolution

S.R. Calthrop

1871:

Unitarian Principles And Doctrines

Charles H. Brigham

1870:

Summary: What is True Channing Unitarianism?

William Henry Channing

1869:

Religious tendencies in the United States

Amory Dwight Mayo

1868:

The Faith of Science and the Science of Faith

Charles Carroll Everett

1867:

Basis and Superstructure

Orville Dewey

1866:

The Destinies of Ecclesiastical Religion: A Concio Ad Clerum.

Frederic Henry Hedge

1865:

Summary: The Necessity and Value of Associations

Henry Whitney Bellows

1864:

The Scope and Powers of the New Criticism

George Edward Ellis

1863:

Summary: The Preacher's Duty

Thomas Hill

1862:

Universality of the Christian Religion as contrasted with other forms of faith, ethnic or unlimited to race or nation

James Freeman Clarke

1861:

Summary: The Transient and the Permanent in Christianity

Andrew Preston Peabody

1860:

The Broad Church

Frederic Henry Hedge

1859:

The Key of the Kingdom

Cyrus Bartol

1858:

Deficiencies of Unitarian Theology

Octavius Brooks Frothingham

1857:

The Practical Study of the Soul by our Ministers: Or, Pastoral Psychology

Samuel Osgood

1856:

The Written Word and the Christian Consciousness

Oliver Stearns

1855a:

Summary: The Relation of Christianity and the Christian Ministry to the Secular Activity of the Times

Ephraim Peabody

1855b:

Reform as Affecting the Rights of Property

Samuel J. May

1854:

Polemics and Irenics

James Freeman Clarke

1851a:

Ecclesiastic Christendom

Frederic Henry Hedge

1851:

Summary: Social Reform

John Pierpont

1850a:

The Importance of Systematic Theology, and the Duty of the Unitarian Clergy in Relation to It

George Washington Burnap

1850b:

Fraternal Cooperation

William Henry Channing

1849:

The Nature and Importance of our Theology

Ezra S. Gannett

1848:

Summary: The Difficulties and Discouragements, Responsibilities and Duties, incident to the Position of Liberal Ministers at this time

Samuel Kirkland Lothrop

1847:

Relation of Liberal Christianity to Our Age and Country

Samuel Barrett

1846:

Relation of the Christian Ministry to Reform

Edward B. Hall

1845:

Rights, Claims, and Duties of Opinion

Orville Dewey

1844:

Alleged Defects of Unitarian Preaching

Charles Robinson

1843:

Summary: The Religious Aspects of the Community, and the Duty of Unitarian clergymen in regard to them

Edmund Q. Sewell

1842:

Ecclesiastical History

Alvan Lamson

1841:

Summary: Our Peculiar Position as Liberal Christian—Our Duties and Prospects

Andrew Bigelow

1840:

Miracles as an Evidence of Christianity

David Damon

1836:

Summary: Real and Alleged Defects of the Preaching of Unitarian Ministers

James Walker

1835:

The Best Means of Bringing our Lay Brethren to be More Useful in the Maintenance of Religious Institutions

Henry Ware, Jr.

1832:

The Duty of ministers to interest themselves in providing a further supply of candidates for the ministry

John Gorham Palfrey

1831:

The Modes of Exerting Religious Influence at the Present Day

Nathaniel Thayer

1830:

Changes in Religions Opinions and the Character of Preaching in New England during the Last Fifty Years

Ezra Ripley

1826:

Duty of Unitarians with Respect to Christianity in India

Henry Ware, Sr.

1825:

The Effect of Character on Ministerial Usefulness

Winthrop Bailey

1824:

On the Duties of the Church as Distinct from the Congregation...

Nathan Parker

1823:

The Means to be used by Ministers for Giving the Young Adequate Views of the Nature and Importance of True Christianity

James Flint

1822:

The Difficulties of the Christian Ministry at the Present Period

Joseph Tuckerman

1821:

Summary: On the Prevalent Defects of Liberal Ministers

Abiel Abbot

1820:

How Far is Reason to be Used in Explaining Revelation?

William Ellery Channing

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Author

Title

Year

Abbot, Abiel

Summary: On the Prevalent Defects of Liberal Ministers

1821

Adams, James Luther

The Changing Reputation of Human Nature

1941

Allen, Joseph Henry

Then and Now

1876

Ames, Charles Gordon

Christianity and Unitarianism

1895

Arisian, Khoren

The Fundamental Things Apply as Time Goes By:
The Transient And Permanent In Life And Ministry

1998

Bailey, Winthrop

The Effect of Character on Ministerial Usefulness

1825

Baker, Elizabeth H.

Ministry as Companioning

1992

Barrett, Samuel

Relation of Liberal Christianity to Our Age and Country

1847

Bartol, Cyrus

The Key of the Kingdom

1859

Batchelor, George

The Infection of Pessimism

1896

Bellows, Henry Whitney

Summary: The Necessity and Value of Associations

1865

Bigelow, Andrew

Summary: Our Peculiar Position as Liberal Christian—Our Duties and Prospects

1841

Billings, Thomas H.

The Bacchae of Euripides

1933

Bowen, Clayton R.

Jesus and the End of the World

1921

Boynton, Richard Wilson

Unitarianism and Social Change

1919

Brigham, Charles H

Unitarian Principles And Doctrines

1871

Brown, Dwight

Impersonating the Divine: An Essay in Theological Anthropology

1982

Brown, Howard Nicholson

The Reign of Divine Love

1888

Burnap, George Washington

The Importance of Systematic Theology, and the Duty of the Unitarian Clergy in Relation to It

1850

Cahill, Edward A.

Liberal Religion in the Post Christian Era

1974

Calthrop, Samuel Robert

Experimental Theology and Experimental Religion

1901

Calthrop, Samuel Robert

God

1886

Calthrop, Samuel Robert

Religion and Evolution

1873

Carley, Burton D.

The Way Home

2005

Carpenter, Victor

The Challenge of Disability

1991

Chadwick, John W.

A Daring Faith

1884

Channing, William Ellery

How Far is Reason to be Used in Explaining Revelation?

1820

Channing, William Henry

Fraternal Cooperation

1850

Channing, William Henry

Summary: What is True Channing Unitarianism?

1870

Christie, Francis A.

Channing and the History of Christian Piety

1905

Clark, Thaddeus B.

Unitarianism Reincarnate

1958

Clare, Lawrence

Summary: The Mystical Element in Religion

1930

Clarke, James Freeman

Polemics and Irenics

1854

Clarke, James Freeman

Universality of the Christian Religion as contrasted with other forms of faith, ethnic or unlimited to race or nation

1862

Cope, J Raymond

The Soul's Fierce Struggle

1959

Cyrus, John Willoughby

The Odd Man: A description of the liberal minister

1967

Damon, David

Miracles as an Evidence of Christianity

1840

Deale, Alan G.

Seasons of Ministry

1980

Dewey, Orville

Basis and Superstructure

1867

Dewey, Orville

Rights, Claims, and Duties of Opinion

1845

DeWitt, Dale

Why Not More Progress in Religion?

1966

Dieffenback, Albert C.

The American Religion

1944

Dole, Charles Fletcher

The Theology of Civilization

1899

Eliot, William Greenleaf

The Inspiration and Work of the Christian Ministry

1880

Ellis, George Edward

The Scope and Powers of the New Criticism

1864

Ellis, Rufus

The Christian Progress of a Generation

1874

Everett, Charles Carroll

Reason in Religion

1897

Everett, Charles Carroll

The Faith of Science and the Science of Faith

1868

Fairley, James A.

Summary: Religion and the Downmost Man

1922

Flint, James

The Means to be used by Ministers for Giving the Young Adequate Views of the Nature and Importance of True Christianity

1823

Foote, Henry Wilder

In Search of God

1954

Foote, Henry Wilder

Christian Affirmations

1883

Fritchman, Stephen H.

Politics and the Pulpit

1963

Frothingham, Octavius Brooks

Deficiencies of Unitarian Theology

1858

Furness, William Henry

Jesus, the Only

1875

Gannett, Ezra Stiles

The Nature and Importance of our Theology

1849

Gannett, William Channing

The Poetic Element in the Rising Faith

1903

Gentile, Frank D.

On Being a Technician of the Sacred

1970

Gilbert, Richard S.

Confessions of a Militant Mystic: Spirituality and Social Action – A Seamless Garment

1996

Gill, Frederic

Theology from the Far End and the Near

1908

Gilman, Nicholas Paine

Socialism

1911

Graham, Arthur

The Ministry—Experience and Expectation

1969

Hale, Edward Everett

The History and Present Duty of the Unitarian Church in America

1892

Hall, Edward B.

Relation of the Christian Ministry to Reform

1846

Hallman, Laurel

Images for our Lives

2003

Hargrove, Charles

Summary: [My Creed (no title Given)]

1900

Hayward, John F.

Theology and the Democracy of the Sciences

1984

Hedge, Frederic Henry

The Broad Church

1860

Hedge, Frederic Henry

The Destinies of Ecclesiastical Religion: A Concio Ad Clerum.

1866

Hedge, Frederic Henry

Ecclesiastic Christendom

1851

Hill, Thomas

Summary: The Preacher's Duty

1863

Hoehler, Judith L.

On the Boundary—A Christian Perspective

1976

Holmes, Frank O.

The Genius Of The Age And Some Suggestions Toward An Imaginative Liberal Faith

1968

Holmes, John Haynes

The Breaking of Nations (published as "After Thirty Years")

1934

Hopper, C. Leon

The Art of Ministry: Being and Doing Revisited

2001

Howlett, Duncan

Sebastian Castellio: Neglected Saint of the Liberal Church

1950

Hutcheon, Robert James

The Nature and Validity of Conscience and Moral Principle

1918

Jones, Jenkin Lloyd

Religion from the Near End

1887

Kowalski, Gary
"The Poetics of Ministry”
2010

Lamson, Alvan

Ecclesiastical History

1842

Lothrop, Samuel Kirkland

Summary: The Difficulties and Discouragements, Responsibilities and Duties, incident to the Position of Liberal Ministers at this time

1848

Mason, Leonard

Hybris and Humility

1975

McKeeman, Gordon B.

Ministry: For Such a Time as This

1993

McKinney, Donald W.

Euthanasia As Public Policy: Rights And Risks

1989

MacKinnon, John G.

Polarization or Reconciliation

1971

May, Joseph

The Twofold Symbol of Godhead

1886

May. Samuel J.

Reform as Affecting the Rights of Property

1855

Mayo, Amory Dwight

Religious tendencies in the United States

1869

Merritt, Barbara

Taking Refuge

2004

Metcalf, Joel Hastings

How the Scientific and Religious Interpretations of the World Differ

1916

Morrison-Reed, Mark D.

After Running Through the Thistles: the Hard Part Begins

2000

Muir, Fredric J.
Responses
From iChurch to Beloved Community:
Ecclesiology and Justice

2012

Navias, Eugene B.

Parish Ministry and Pedagogy: 1823-1983
A Past and Future Look at Religious Education

1983

Nelson, Roberta M.

Spiritual Teaching

2002

Osgood, Samuel

The Practical Study of the Soul by our Ministers: Or, Pastoral Psychology

1857

Owen-Towle, Carolyn
Owen-Towle, Thomas

Lessons From Our Bishop /
Lessons From the Heart

1999
1999

Palfrey, John Gorham

The duty of ministers to interest themselves in providing a further supply of candidates for the ministry

1832

Patton, Kenneth L.

Plenitude of Being

1965

Parker, Nathan

On the Duties of the Church as Distinct from the Congregation...

1824

Payne, Thomas

Koheleth Headache

1995

Peabody, Andrew Preston

The Transient and the Permanent in Christianity

1861

Peabody, Ephraim

Summary: The Relation of Christianity and the Christian Ministry to the Secular Activity of the Times

1855

Peabody, Francis Greenwood

The Character of Jesus Christ

1902

Pennington. Leslie T.

Liberalism in the Encounter Between Living World Religions

1960

Peterman, Sidney A.

Ministry as Art Form

1990

Phillips, Roy D.

Active Religion’s Passive Voice

1985

Pickett, O. Eugene

25 Beacon Street Revisited

1987

Pierpont, John

Summary: Social Reform

1851

Pope-Lance, Deborah J.

Whence We Come and How, and Whither

2011

Raible, Peter S.

Images of Protestant Clergy in American Novels

1978

Rankin, David O.

A Silent Witness to Evil

1981

Rasor, Paul Ironic Provincialism 2009 Response

Reynolds, Grindell

The New Religion

1879

Robinson, Charles

Alleged Defects of Unitarian Preaching

1844

Robinson, ChristineImagineering Soul
2008Response
Robinson, Don
2013 Response
Ripley, EzraChanges in Religious Opinion and the Character of Preaching in New England during the last Fifty Years
1830
Savage, Minot J.What O’Clock Is It In Religion?1889

Sawyer, Ken

"It's the Minister: The Mystery and Magic of the Role"

2007

Schacht, Robert H. Jr.

"The Greatest Soul in Christendom”
and His Stand on Free Religion

1949

Schulman, J. Frank

The New Pietism

1979

Scholefield, Harry B.

Psychoanalysis and the Parish Ministry

1962

Schulz, William F.

What Torture’s Taught Me

2006

Scovel, Carl

Beyond Spirituality

1994

Sewell, Edmund Q.

Summary: The Religious Aspects of the Community, and the Duty of Unitarian clergymen in regard to them

1843

Silliman, Vincent B.

Hymnbook Reminiscences and Reflections

1977

Smith, Joyce Harkleroad

Minding Our P's, Q's, and X's

1988

Southworth, Franklin C.

Is There Need Of A Revolution In The Theological Curriculum?

1923

Spencer, Anna Garlin

Are We Outgrowing the Need for a Church?

1929

Spoerl, Dorothy T.

The Church: Salient or Subordinate?

1964

Stearns, Oliver

The Written Word and the Christian Consciousness

1856

Stephen, Charles

Where Has Time Brought Us?

1973

Sutherland, Malcolm R., Jr.

Motivation and the Ministry (abridged)

1957

Thayer, George Augustus

Christianity in the Process of Evolution

1890

Thayer, Nathaniel

The Modes of Exerting Religious Influence at the Present Day

1831

Trapp, Jacob

Democracy as a Modern Religion

1942

Tuckerman, Joseph

The Difficulties of the Christian Ministry at the Present Period

1822

Vogt, Von Ogden

The Church and the Academy

1937

Walker, James

Summary: Real and Alleged Defects of the Preaching of Unitarian Ministers

1836

Walker-Riggs, Judith A.

On Issues Affecting Parish Ministry

1997

Ware, Henry Jr.

The Best Means of Bringing our Lay Brethren to be More Useful in the Maintenance of Religious Institutions

1835

Ware, Henry Sr.

Duty of Unitarians with Respect to Christianity in India

1826

Westwood, Horace

The Underlying Significance of the Fundamental Changes in the Religion of Our Times

1927

Wilbur, Earl Morse

The Meaning and Lessons of Unitarian History

1920

Williams, David Rhys

Psychological Approach to the Concept of the Deity

1955

Wilson, Edwin H.

Liberal Religion’s Unfinished Business

1972

Wolf, John

Religion, The Church, and Our Mission in the World

1986

Zoerheide, Robert

America’s Fourth Faith

1961

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