A Chosen Faith: An Introduction to Unitarian Universalism

A Chosen Faith: An Introduction to Unitarian Universalism


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ISBN-13: 9780807016176
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publication date: 06/28/1998
Edition description: REVISED
Pages: 221
Sales rank: 387,668
Product dimensions: 4.97(w) x 6.87(h) x 0.74(d)

About the Author

John A. Buehrens was President of the Unitarian Universalist Association. He served for twenty years as a parish minister in Knoxville, Dallas, and New York City. Forrest Church, minister of the Unitarian Church of All Souls in New York, is the author of many books, most recently God and Other Famous Liberals and Life Lines.

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A Chosen Faith: An Introduction to Unitarian Universalism 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
TheDoctor More than 1 year ago
This book gives a very informative introduction to UUism, both to new UUs themselves (like me) and to those who are only curious about this religion. Church's essays are designed to appeal to one's heart. His voice is that of a minister that knows how to explain the things of this world that don't make sense, and he helps readers see the more spiritual side of Unitarian Universialism. Buehrens, on the other hand takes a more philosophical approach and gives readers a more intellectual viewpoint. If Church is the minister, then Buehrens is the theologian. These two perspectives are combined in this book to give readers a real taste of Unitarian Universalism, as opposed to a list of facts and figures that only tell so much or a smear attempt written to discourage interest in this faith. I wish it was more in depth, but this is meant to be an introduction, after all. Highly recommended.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A Chosen Faith is the greatest introduction to the ideas of Unitarian-Universalism. I read it when I was first interested in joining a UU congregation, then I re-read it 3 years later, and it meant even more to me. Members of other faiths would also find inspiration in the ideas of the 2 authors. The religious history of early New England is a large part of how UUism came to be what it is today, and this is well explored in the book. The book is (thankfully) not dogmatic or preach-y!
KathyWoodall on LibraryThing 26 days ago
This book gives a brief summary and history of the Unitarian Universalism church. Excellent reading for someone curious about the UU denomanation.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
After an unpleasent experience with a UU church in the Bible Belt, I was turned off of UU altogether. This book helped me sort out some of my misconceptions. I still have a lot of questions about UU. This book was a good beginning. I recommend it to anyone who is interested in learning more about Unitarian beliefs.