T5998: Special Topics-UU History

Discover the broad scope of Unitarian, Universalist, and Unitarian Universalist history and key stories of that history. The course gives the student knowledge correlating with the Unitarian Universalist Association’s Ministerial Fellowship competencies 6 and 7.
Class meetings 14 total hours on Zoom. Nov 15-29 and Dec. 12-13 Tuesday and Wednesday from 5-7 Eastern US Time
Intensive format, includes reading weeks Nov 1-14 and time for writing Nov 29-Dec 12. Includes 8 required hours for buddy/small group work.
  1. Roots, Proto Unitarian
  2. Universalism
  3. Unitarians
  4. U, U, and UU post-merger
  5. Challenges past and future
  6. Luminaries and flawed ancestors (Presentations)
  7. Integration, Presentations

Department: Theology & Religious History (TRH)

Required Reading: 

David Bumbaugh: “Unitarian Universalism:  A Narrative History” https://www.amazon.com/Unitarian-Universalism-Narrative-David-Bumbaugh/dp/0970247907

Mark Morrison-Reed: “Black Pioneers in a White Denomination” https://www.uuabookstore.org/Black-Pioneers-in-a-White-Denomination-P16859.aspx

Rev. Amy Beltaine, M.Div., Dept. of Ministry, Advocacy & Leadership

Professor: Rev. Amy Beltaine, M.Div. – is a graduate of Unitarian Universalist Meadville Lombard School for the Ministry, a professional Spiritual Director and Supervisor, serving on the coordinating committee of the UU Spiritual Directors’ Network, and recent President of the Covenant of UU Pagans. Amy is a nearly life-long earth-honoring Process-Panentheist, with training in Gardnerian Wicca and Reclaiming, and ancestral roots in Scotland and Slovakia.

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