W. Ellery Channing's Unitarian Christianity sermon lays out the principles of liberal Protestantism (50 words)

Historical Context Note


In Baltimore in 1819 William Ellery Channing (7th April, 1780 - 2nd October, 1842) delivered his sermon entitled 'Unitarian Christianity'. It laid out the principles of a liberal Protestantism that opposed Calvinistic orthodoxy, including a rejection of the Holy Trinity and a belief in human goodness rather than the innate sinfulness of man.