Essays and Sermons of William James Potter (1829-1893), Unitarian Minister and Freethinker

Essays and Sermons of William James Potter (1829-1893), Unitarian Minister and Freethinker

by William J. Potter, Creighton Peden, Everett J. Tarbox
     
 

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Potter was born into a Massachusetts family of devout Quaker farmers, but by the time he entered Harvard College in 1850, had come to prefer the Unitarian Society because it was not bound to any creed. He believed that the two greatest advances of the 19th century were in natural science and in organized philanthropy, and that combining the two would provide a new

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Potter was born into a Massachusetts family of devout Quaker farmers, but by the time he entered Harvard College in 1850, had come to prefer the Unitarian Society because it was not bound to any creed. He believed that the two greatest advances of the 19th century were in natural science and in organized philanthropy, and that combining the two would provide a new method for solving human problems. The sermons and essays are not dated or numbered, nor is any mention made of the rationale of their arrangement--chronological or topical, for example. The two volumes, of which this is the first, are paged and indexed separately, but duplicate the dedication, commendatory preface, introduction, and bibliography. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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ISBN-13:
9780773465954
Publisher:
Mellen, Edwin Press, The
Publication date:
12/01/2003
Series:
Studies in American Religion
Pages:
312

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