The Boston Religion

Book design by Amy Fischer


Unitarianism In Its Capital City

by Peter Richardson


This work is a window into the entire history and significance of American Unitarianism. In tracing the unique qualities of the 74 Unitarian churches that have been organized within the Boston city limits you will find most of the movement’s leaders and all the major theological currents and controversies. It becomes clear to the reader why Boston became known as “the Athens of America” in the nineteenth century. The roots of “the New England Renaissance” and of Transcendentalism are described. Additional themes include the impact of the religion on American culture and development, the American Revolution, Civil War, industrialization, urbanization, sociology, architecture, social justice, philanthropy, literature, education and even genealogy.

Hardcover with dust jacket, sewn binding and heavy paper, 256 pages, 139 illustrations, bibliography, index, ISBN: 0-9741152-0-7, © 2003.




Second  Church

Second Church,
eighth meeting house

Arlington Street

Arlington Street Church


First Church Dorchester

First Church, Dorchester,
sixth meeting house