Essays and Sermons of William James Potter (1829-1893),Unitarian Minister and Freethinker: Twenty-five Sermons of Twenty-five Years (Studies in Americ

Essays and Sermons of William James Potter (1829-1893),Unitarian Minister and Freethinker: Twenty-five Sermons of Twenty-five Years (Studies in Americ

By: William J Potter (author), Everett J. Tarbox (editor), Creighton Peden (editor)Hardback

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William James Potter is best viewed as a radical minister in the American freethought tradition during the second half of the 19th century. He shifted from his Quaker foundation to Unitarian Christianity, influenced by Transcendentalist thinkers, especially Ralph Waldo Emerson and Theodore Parker. Later, influenced by Charles Darwin, he modified his transcendental perspective for a more empirical orientation. This collection makes available many of his collected essays and sermons.

About Author

W. Creighton Peden is the Fuller E. Callaway professor emeritus of philosophy at Augusta State University and president of the Highlands Institute for American Religious and Philosophical Thought. In addition to numerous chapters and articles, he is the author of Wieman's Empirical Process Philosophy (1977), Whitehead's View of Realit, co-author with Chlarles Hoartshoren (1981), The Chicago School: Voices of Liberal Religious Thought (1987), The Philosopher of Free Religion: Frances Ellingwood Abbot, 1836-1903 (1992), and Civil War Pulpit to World's Parliament of Religion: The Thought of William James Potter, 1829-1893 (1996). Peden and Everett J. Tarbox, Jr. are co-editors of The Collected Essays of Francis Ellingwood Abbot (1836-1903), American Philosopher and Free Religionist, Vols. 1-4 (1996, Edwin Mellen Press). Everett J. Tarbox, Jr. received his PhD from the University of Chicago, and his ThD from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has taught at the Divinity School of the University of Chicago, North Texas State University, and as a Professor in the Department of Humanities at Indiana State University. He has written and co-authored many books and articles.


Preface; Introduction; Sermons: Apostolic Succession; The Soul's Rest; God in Nature; Mercy and Judgment; Self-Sacrifice; The Religion of the Affections; Endurance; Childhood's Instinct and Manhood's Faith; Pure Religion; Christmas Legend and Fact; The Eden of the Sense and the Eden of the Soul Thoughts and Conduct; Easter Truths and Traditions; Optimism; Mutual Social Responsibility; Heart in Nature; Waiting for One's Self; The Silent Revelation; The Religion of Humanity; What do We Worship?; God in Humanity; The Permanence of Morality; The Practicality of Thought; The Glorious God; A Twenty-five Years' Ministry

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  • ISBN13: 9780773465930
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 428
  • ID: 9780773465930
  • ISBN10: 0773465936

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