A Short Unitarian History

by Frederick Blount Mott


Unitarianism is a theological movement which at its start proclaimed that God is a singular entity, rather than a trinity. It rejects other tenants common in Christianity, such as the concept of original sin and the Bible as infallible. The belief emerged during the 1600s and spread quickly through Europe and the United States, particularly among the educated and wealthy classes. One of the earliest places it arrived in the United States was in New England.

This volume on Unitarianism outlines some basic tenents of the faith, and then highlights some major thinkers and leaders, such as Bernardino Ochino, Fausto Sozzini, John Bidle, Theophilus Lindsey, and James Martineau.

This new edition is dedicated to Peter Gibbon, educator-scholar, who has emphasized the values of music and aesthetics in religion.