Old Unitarian polity resource proves evergreen

So I had my e-book reader out, waiting on a meeting with a colleague during General Assembly.  I noted to him — no names, but he’s a solid Humanist, by means of showing the perspective — that I was reading  Handbook for Unitarian Congregational Churches. He said it was written by unanattributed Samuel Eliot, and that parts of it are still useful (especially that related to ordinations and installations) and it — with a Universalist manual I’ll describe later — should be required reading for ministerial candidates.

Downloadable from Google Books.

Can’t argue with that.


By Scott Wells

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

1 comment

  1. Weird, this book should be in the public domain given its age, right? If I connect through my proxy (and therefore with a US-based IP address), I can get read it, but it is no longer available when I connect from my normal, German IP address.

    Even weirder, for books I actually purchase from Google’s ebookstore, after using the proxy trick for the initial purchase, the books are actually viewable in other places…

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