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Parental and Family Influences

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/9780198263395.003.0004
Parental and Family Influences

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Family life, especially the influence of a father on his children, was a matter of great importance to F.D. Maurice. For him, the family was the first element in the idea of church and indifference to the family life was the first element in the idea of world. F.D. Maurice believed that the institution of families lay beneath all other institutions, and that all others are as strong as it is strong and all as weak as it is weak. This chapter discusses the different influences and impressions that contributed to the Maurician theology. In this chapter, the focus is centred on Reverend Michael Maurice, a Unitarian minister who had a profound influence on F.D Maurice's early life and theology.

Keywords: family life; influence; father; family; F.D. Maurice; Michael Maurice

Chapter.  18314 words. 

Subjects: Christianity

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