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Greeley, Dana McLean., Beacon Press, nd, c1971, 1st Edition, boards & cloth, vg w/very slightly chipped dj (light spine fade), 232 pp w/index, B & W portrait frontis, 8vo, 'Unitarian Universalist development in recent years has been difficult, complicated.
As New in Near Fine jacket. 5" x 8" 22 Pages Indexed. Dust jacket price $10 is unclipped. Dark gray boards with black quarter-spine that has mauve metallic lettering. Front board has an emossed cathedral emblem. The author, a fifth generation Unitarian and president of the American Unitarian Association from 1958 to 1961. He was the first president of the merged denomination, the Unitarian Universalist Association, from 1961 to 1969, Dr. Greeley not only knows the problems of the parish ministry but he has an important grasp of the problems of religious leadership and the difficulties of voluntary organizations. At a time of vast changes in American religious belief and habit, denominational action and institutional behavior can be important guides for those who want to understand American religious life today. For those who participate today and for those who care about religious institutions and their development, 25 Beacon Street will be a revealing book. Central to Dr. Greeley's ministry including his career as president has been his involvement in the worldwide struggle for peace, for the recognition that religions have a common concern, for equal opportunity among all peoples. In this book, not an autobiography but a commentary the author assesses the history of his denomination during his presidency and the problems which he and his associates confronted. There are discussions of the problems of the administration of the denomination, the successes and failures of the merger, money and budgets, colleagues, and some of the hard decisions that had to be made. Dr. Greeley has played a significant role in American religious life since he was called to the pulpit of Boston's famed Arlington Street Church in 1933, one of the great pulpits of this small, fiercely independent denomination. In the turbulent decade of the sixties, the Unitarian Universalist Association and Dr. Greeley were deeply involved in the ethical issues of the times. Present at the great civil rights marches, official observer at Vatican II, and an outspoken opponent of the war in Vietnam, Dr. Greeley developed a deep understanding of the power and the limitations of public religious leadership. His optimism, his buoyancy, his convictions offered comfort, hope, and leadership to an constituency that was more than nationwide.
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