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The First Unitarian Church of Brooklyn : One Hundred Fifty Years

By: Olive Hoogenboom

This is the story of one Unitarian Universalist congregation founded in 1833 and housed in a magnificent building which was designed by Minard Lafever and completed in 1844. It is a tale of scandals and sorrows, of the rough Brooklyn waterfront intertwined with the elevated airs of affluent Brooklyn Heights, and sharp theological differences that, at one time, rendered the church into four congregations. This book is for historians and lovers of the borough of Brookl...

"Although Unitarianism, with its rejection of the deity of the Son and the Holy Ghost, is an ancient tradition, churches professing it were quite new in America when ten displaced New Englanders met in 1833 to found the First Unitarian Church in Brooklyn."

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