The book provides a complete overview of Unitarian and Universalist history all over the world. While the emphasis is on North America, many listings provide an adequate background for the development of the Unitarian faith in Europe as far back as the 16th century. Other parts of the world are included as well with biograpihcal, theological and geographical listings. Most of the book consists of alphabetical listings of all major leaders of the movements, many famous person associated with the movement, important events, and histories of institutions.
Mark W. Harris is a parish minister serving the First Parish of Watertown, Massachusetts. He is the author of many denominational pamphlets and is a past president of the Unitarian Universalist Historical Society.