Unitarianism (79 words)

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In the 19th century Unitarianism was a liberal school of Christianity that denied the doctrine of the Trinity and believed in the unity of God's person. An unorthodox religious movement, it became popular in America in the early 19th century, especially in New England. It had no creed or doctrine and emphasized the role of the individual. Ralph Waldo Emerson, Theodore Parker, Henry David Thoreau, Margaret Fuller were all involved in Unitarianism and it is often associated with Transcendentalism.

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