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Unitarian

Definitions

  • UNITARIAN CHURCH, 1845
    UNITARIAN CHURCH, 1845
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj Unitarian of or relating to or characterizing Unitarianism
    • n Unitarian adherent of Unitarianism
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Unitarian A monotheist.
    • a Unitarian Of or pertaining to Unitarians, or their doctrines.
    • Unitarian (Theol) One who denies the doctrine of the Trinity, believing that God exists only in one person; a unipersonalist; also, one of a denomination of Christians holding this belief.
    • Unitarian One who rejects the principle of dualism.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • Unitarian Of or relating to a unit or unity, or to one thing or plan or party; unitary.
    • Unitarian [capitalized] Of or pertaining to the Unitarians or their doctrines.
    • n Unitarian [capitalized] One who maintains the unipersonality of the Deity; one who denies the doctrine of the Trinity; specifically, a member of a Christian body founded upon the doctrine of unipersonality. The churches of the Unitarian body are congregational in government, and independent of one another. They possess no common symbol of doctrine, and differ widely among themselves. They may be divided into two schools of thought, though there is no sharply defined line between them. The conservative Unitarians hold doctrinal views in many respects resembling those of the orthodox Trinitarians, except in their denial of the tripersonality of the Deity. They accept Christ as the manifestation of God in a human life, though they do not regard him as equal in character or power with the Father. They believe in the work of the Holy Spirit, though they do not generally regard him as a distinct personality. They believe in the Scriptures as containing a divine revelation, and in the miracles as an attestation of that revelation. They hold a doctrine of inherited depravity, but not in guilt, except as the result of a personal choice; to a doctrine of future retribution, though not generally to its endlessness; to an atonement by Christ for the sins of mankind, but not to the expiatory theory of that atonement (see atonement); and to the necessity of regeneration wrought by the Spirit of God, but only with the cooperation of man; in what is called “irresistible grace” they do not believe. The doctrines of election, reprobation, foreordination, and decrees, as those doctrines are interpreted in the Calvinistic symbols, they repudiate as unscriptural and irrational. The radical school of Unitarians hold views not materially varying from deism. They reverence Christ as a peculiarly holy man, with whom the Spirit of God abode, but in no sense other than that in which he abides with every truly holy man. They respect the Bible as a work of transcendent moral genius, but in no other sense inspired. They do not believe in the miracles, and either explain them as the product of natural causes or regard the accounts of them as mythical and traditionary. They do not accept the doctrines of atonement and regeneration, and do not employ the terms; and they both attribute sin to defective education, intellectual and moral, and depend upon a right education to redeem the world from its effects. The Unitarian movement in the United States was developed chiefly in New England about the beginning of the nineteenth century, under the lead of Dr. Channing. Many of the oldest Congregational churches in New England passed under Unitarian control, and the “American Unitarian Association” was formed in 1825. Outside of the denomination proper, Unitarian views are held by the Hicksite Friends, some Universalists, and by individuals in other denominations. See Arian, Socinianism.
    • n Unitarian A monotheist; a believer in one God, as opposed to a polytheist, or a believer in many gods. In this sense it is applicable to all Christians, Jews, and Mohammedans, as well as deists.
    • n Unitarian A monist.
    • n Unitarian One who advocates any unitary system; an advocate of unity; in politics, an advocate of centralization.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Unitarian one who asserts the unity of the Godhead as opposed to the Trinity, and ascribes divinity to God the Father only
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. unitaire, unitairien, NL. unitarius,. See Unity
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. unitum, pa.p. of unīre, to unite—unus, one.

Usage

In literature:

Unitarianism culminated in Theodore Parker; Quakerism, in Thomas Paine.
"Junius Unmasked" by Joel Moody
Carpenter did much to broaden the spirit of English Unitarianism.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 4" by Various
Anything else I suppose you'll tell me I couldn't expect, as he was a Unitarian.
"The Great Miss Driver" by Anthony Hope
His father was a well-to-do man of business, a Unitarian in religion and a Liberal in politics.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 7" by Various
He was also editor of the Unitarian Review from 1875 to 1884.
"The Library and Society" by Various
There is still the Unitarian Church outside the federation which necessarily makes a divided leadership in the small community.
"Six Thousand Country Churches" by Charles Otis Gill
Savage, D. D., of the Unitarian Church.
"The Arena" by Various
Some mention must be made of the Unitarian movement.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 3" by Various
This man was a Unitarian, and for this reason Mrs. Adams has also been classified with that sect.
"The Story of Our Hymns" by Ernest Edwin Ryden
We have already seen that in this they were greatly favoured by the approximation of their unitarianism to that of the Mohammedans.
"History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume II (of 2)" by John William Draper
Our informant feels sure that he was far from being a Unitarian.
"The Life and Public Services of James A. Garfield" by Emma Elizabeth Brown
The Unitarians will not believe in the Trinity, because they cannot account for it.
"Rural Rides" by William Cobbett
H. R. Bowles, one of the ministers of the Unitarian chapel in that town.
"Norfolk Annals A Chronological Record of Remarkable Events in the Nineteeth Century, Vol. 1" by Charles Mackie
Not long ago the Unitarian clergy published a protest against American slavery.
"Speeches, Addresses, and Occasional Sermons, Volume 1 (of 3)" by Theodore Parker
He is an Unitarian minister; for it is only the Unitarians that will pray with, or pray for, Radicals.
"I, Thou, and the Other One" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
The name of Unitarian is deservedly dear to many of us, who yet will not be shackled by any denominational fetters.
"Speeches, Addresses, and Occasional Sermons, Volume 2 (of 3)" by Theodore Parker
They were Unitarians, and thenceforward he was prominently identified with that body.
"Norfolk Annals A Chronological Record of Remarkable Events in the Nineteeth Century, Vol. 2" by Charles Mackie
Budnaeus was excommunicated by the Unitarians themselves, and Davides was imprisoned for the rest of his life.
"Heresy: Its Utility And Morality" by Charles Bradlaugh
I shall never forget that lecture; it was in an old Unitarian Chapel.
"A Few Words About the Devil" by Charles Bradlaugh
The proceedings of the day commenced with divine service, performed by Unitarian and Baptist ministers.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 60, No. 372, October 1846" by Various
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In news:

Unitarian Universalist Church in Anaheim.
GardenShare's Growing Community Award goes to Unitarian- Universalist Church of Canton project.
GardenShare has presented its eighth annual Growing Community Award to UShare, a project of the Unitarian- Universalist Church of Canton.
Bill Haney retires from Columbia's Unitarian Universalist Church after 21 years.
In 1961 the Unitarians and the Universalists merged.
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Erie youth go reverse trick-or-treating.
When children from the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Erie go trick-or-treating this Halloween, they'll be handing candy back.
Unitarian Universalist Church course teaches that sex, though wonderful, is also a big decision.
People gather outside Second Presbyterian Church Monday before the start of a candle light service in response to Sunday's shooting at the Tennessee Valley Universalist Unitarian Church next door.
Notes from Unitarian Universalist 's General Assembly 2008.
The Sources of Unitarian Universalism Adopted by the Unitarian Universalist Association in 1984 and amended in 1995.
The Unitarian Universalist Church is looking toward the future, and its congregation is taking part in determining the future's shape and appearance.
" "Well then, what do Unitarian Universalists believe.
Unitarian Universalists are my people.
Rockford Urban Ministries will move its Used Art Sale to the Unitarian Universalist Church of Rockford, 4848 Turner St, this Sunday, Dec 15, before and after the service.
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In science:

In this case inder(T ) is the unitarian Lie algebra u(T, h) = {f ∈ EndK (T ) : h(f (x), y)+h(x, f (y)) = 0, for any x, y ∈ T }. (iii) There is a quaternion algebra Q over k such that T is a free left Qmodule of rank ≥ 2, endowed with a nondegenerate hermitian form h : T × T → Q satisfying (4.8) ( symplectic type).
New simple Lie superalgebras in characteristic 3
Unitarian type : Consider the split case: K = k × k .
New simple Lie superalgebras in characteristic 3
This effect can be considered as a local non-unitarian transformation, since acceleration affect every mod locally.
Tripartite Entanglements in Non-inertial Frames
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