By Paul E. Teed

ISBN-10: 0761859632

ISBN-13: 9780761859635

Theodore Parker was once the most debatable theologians and social activists in pre-Civil warfare the USA. A vocal critic of conventional Christian concept and a militant opponent of yank slavery, he led an immense congregation of non secular dissenters within the very middle of Boston, Massachusetts, through the 1840s and 1850s. This publication argues that Parker’s radical imaginative and prescient and modern allure stemmed from his abiding religion within the human moral sense and within the rules of the yankee progressive culture. a number one determine in Boston’s resistance to the Fugitive Slave legislations, Parker turned a key supporter of John Brown’s dramatic yet ill-fated raid on Harper’s Ferry in 1859. Propelled by means of a progressive sense of right and wrong, Theodore Parker stood out as probably the most fearless spiritual reformers and social activists of his new release.

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