By Paul E. Teed

Theodore Parker used to be some of the most debatable theologians and social activists in pre-Civil warfare the United States. A vocal critic of conventional Christian notion and a militant opponent of yank slavery, he led a massive congregation of non secular dissenters within the very center of Boston, Massachusetts, in the course of the 1840s and 1850s. This e-book argues that Parker’s radical imaginative and prescient and modern allure stemmed from his abiding religion within the human sense of right and wrong and within the rules of the yank innovative culture. a number one determine in Boston’s resistance to the Fugitive Slave legislation, Parker grew to become a key supporter of John Brown’s dramatic yet ill-fated raid on Harper’s Ferry in 1859. Propelled by means of a innovative sense of right and wrong, Theodore Parker stood out as some of the most fearless spiritual reformers and social activists of his new release.

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