Originally published in 1987. The dispute between Leonard Woods, an American theologian and well known Calvinist, and Henry Ware, a preacher and theologian influential in the formation of Unitarianism, went on for four years and is reprinted here in its entirety. Although the combatants were concerned over whether God’s nature was one or three, other issues were more important for them, and these issues are discussed at length in their correspondence. This title will be of interest to students of history and religious studies.
Introduction Bruce Kuklick; 1. Unitarian Christianity William Ellery Channing 2. Letters to Unitarians Occasioned by the Sermon of the Reverent William E. Channing at the Ordination of the Rev. J. Sparks Leonard Woods 3. Letters Addressed to Trinitarians and Calvinists Occasioned by Dr. Woods’ Letters to Unitarians Henry Ware 4. A Reply to Dr. Ware’s Letters to Trinitarians and Calvinists Leonard Woods 5. Answer to Dr. Woods’ Reply, in a Second Series of Letters Addressed to Trinitarians and Calvinists Leonard Woods 6. A Postscript to the Second Series of Letters Addressed to Trinitarians and Calvinists Henry Ware
Reissuing works originally published between 1973 and 1997, Routledge Library Editions: 19th Century Religion (18 volumes) offers a selection of scholarship covering historical developments in religious thinking. Topics include the origin of Catholicism in America, sexual liberation and religion in Europe, and the emergence of Atheism in Victorian England. This set also includes collections of sermons and essays from some of the most influential preachers of the nineteenth century.