Led by Rev. Melissa Carvill-Ziemer and Worship Associate Joel Slater – Can Unitarians have transcendent experiences? At one point in our history that question was hotly contested. The pillars of the Unitarian church understood ours as a tradition firmly rooted in the wisdom of the Bible interpreted through the lens of reason. This, for them, was the source of religious authority. The Transcendentalists argued that there were other sources of authority – namely the personal moments of transcendence experienced by individuals. This morning we’ll explore that debate and the impact it had and still has on our living tradition.
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