A group blog to promote discussion, debate and insight into the history, particularly religious, of America's founding. Any observations, questions, or comments relating to the blog's theme are welcomed.
What Price actually said is of interest if "unitarianism" is to be used as more than a cudgel against the fundies. I'm surprised at how devout and Biblical the unitarians were; Price, for instance, still sees Jesus as more than a man or prophet because of his perfection, and still as Messiah and Redeemer. To the observer with no skin in the game, this unitarianism is still Christ-centered and Bible-centered, and a universe away from Hume and the secular side of the Enlightenment. Unitarianism of the Founding era strikes me as a natural result of Protestantism itself, that all doctrine is challenged and reexamined.This weblink is cool, the original pages of Price's “Sermons on the Christian doctrine as received by the different denominations of Christians.” The pages turn easily, and it's like having the actual 1787 book.http://www.archive.org/stream/sermonsonchristdubl00pric#page/156/mode/2up
"What Price actually said is of interest if "unitarianism" is to be used as more than a cudgel against the fundies"The straw man rises.
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