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Introduction

David Young

in F. D. Maurice and Unitarianism

Published in print October 1992 | ISBN: 9780198263395
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191682520 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263395.003.0001
Introduction

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This book focuses on the life of F.D. Maurice and his prevailing thoughts on religion in light of Unitarianism — a religion which played a crucial part in Maurice's life and thoughts. Although Maurice never quotes from the Unitarians directly, he at some point voices the same views and sentiments because of their similarity in their sense of spiritual barrenness, credence in the Cambridge Platonists, and his devotion to his father who is a Unitarian minister. In this book, his views of the doctrine of God, the concept of universal unity, eternal life and the idea of fellowship with God which he shares with the Unitarians are discussed and analyzed. His differing views of the atonement, the Christian pilgrimage, and particularly the church and the sacraments, are also assessed.

Keywords: F.D. Maurice; sacraments; religion; Unitarianism; doctrine of God; universal unity; eternal life; Christian pilgrimage; atonement

Chapter.  3061 words. 

Subjects: Christianity

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