Mercersburg Society re-emerges

Thanks to Jonathan Bonomo at Reformed Catholicism for noting the Mercersburg Society’s Web site, which has a new harbor — appropriately enough — with the Philip Schaff Library of the Lancaster Theological Seminary. (The library also hosts the Evangelical and Reformed Church — half of the present United Church of Christ — archives.)

In case you’re wondering, yes, there is a place for a Unitarian Universalist in the Mercersburg Society. I was a member and only let my membership lapse because they seemed to vanish. (I think the officer who had done their Web site moved churches and the Society’s site was a subset of his former parish’s site. Not a good idea.) Indeed, I note two ministers with fellowship with the UUA in the leadership roster.  [Psst. Throat clearing.]

I really need to read that Nevin biography Hubby got me for Christmas.

By Scott Wells

Scott Wells, 46, is a Universalist Christian minister doing Universalist theology and church administration hacks in Washington, D.C.


  1. I met the director of the LTS library and E&R archives at General Synod and picked up some neat materials. I’m in Montreal right now and if I can remember to follow up on this I will.

  2. I am the editor of the NEW MERCERSBURG REVIEW and I cna testify that the Society has not disappeared. The Fall 2010 issue ofo the NMR has my book review of Jonathan G. Bonoma’s excellent book; INCARNATION AND SACRAMENT: THE EUCHARISTIC CONTROVERSY BETWEEN CHARLES HODGE AND JOHN WILLIAMSON NEVIN. The particular issue has been very popular.

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