THIS COURSE HAS BEEN CANCELLED
This is a regular survey course in Unitarian Universalist history, with the exception that our texts will be primary literary and artistic sources. We begin with development of Unitarianism in Poland, Transylvania, and England, then on to that of North American Unitarianism through its classical age, the Transcendentalist development, and the various crises of identity and purpose that develop into and through the late 19th and 20th centuries. Then we turn our attention to Universalist ascendency, decline, and then consolidation with Unitarianism. Readings include Hungarian playwrights, the work of novelist Elizabeth Gaskell, stories from Universalist sponsored literary magazines for young women working in 19th century factories, as well as the more obvious suspects (Locke, Hawthorne, Emerson, Alcott). The art of the American Romantic period as well as U, U, and UU trends in architecture will be highlighted. Students may attend remotely via the Fuze web conferencing platform.