First and only Unitarian King in Transylvania Promotes a doctrine of religious

First and only unitarian king in transylvania

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First and only Unitarian King [in Transylvania] Promotes a doctrine of religious ***Unitarianism was derived from the Puritans b/c of a move towards democracy Puritans  Unitarians Less strict/mellowing of these doctrines A lot in common w/ Deists: emphasis on rationalism & principle of progress Defended only those practices that are rational and reasonable Christ was an exemplar to be followed, not worshipped Believed in UNITY of God, rather than the trinity Reason = primary interpretive lens that the bible should be read Versus in Catholicism, church = lens Calvin, Christ = lens 1820’s: Unitarian Association formed Considers themselves a type of Christian… “Unitarian Christian” *Universal Salvation : the idea that God would not damn anyone; there would be universal salvation ^People began to congregate, and called themselves universalists Saw themselves as Christians who simply believed in universal salvation Tended to be fairly inclusive when respecting other religions Broke barriers in society, since God didn't neglect people Helped marginalized peoples and minorities Ordained Olympia Brown More evangelistic: spread more quickly “What’s the difference between Unitarians and Universalists???” Universalists believe that God is too good to damn people Unitarians believe that people are too good to be damned by God People have capacity for justice, enlightenment, reason
Unitarian-Universalism // American Relg. 17:13 Humanists Believe in basic human goodness and ethics flowing from a human center rather than a divine one Began advocating that people could be religious without believing in God No one person could embrace all religious truths 1961: Merged as Unitarian-Universalist Association (UUA) Active in civil rights movement Both committed to social justice; stronger together “What do they believe?” No official belief! UUA Affirms : The inherent worth and dignity of every person Justice, equity and compassion in human relations Acceptance of one another A free and responsible search for truth and meaning Right of conscious Use of democratic processes (in church AND society) World community for peace love and justice for all Respect for the inter-dependent web of existence My choice affects you, environment, animals, politics ^Direct experience of mystery and wonder… Brought liberal-Christian views about Jesus in human nature
Mormonism // American Relg. 17:13 Upstate New York = Religious bed of fervor Joseph Smith 1820: began to wonder which religious expression should he align with Prayed to God, and He told him not to join any of the churches Met an Angel named Moroni Told Smith there was a record of how God dealt w/ the American-Indians 1827: Smith retrieved the record (golden tablets) and translated it Resulting book: Book of Mormon Organized the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS) Mormons adopted a model of communion living Established a number of thriving cities Sent missionaries around the world Ran for President Brigham Young Led church after Smith died

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