Suggested Readings

Allen, Joseph H. Our Liberal Movement in Theology. 1892; New York: Arno Press, 1972.

Commager, Henry S. Theodore Parker. Boston: Beacon Press, 1963 [1936].

Commager, Henry S. Theodore Parker: An Anthology. Boston: Beacon Press, 1960.

Cooke, George W. Unitarianism in America: A History of its Origin and Development. Boston: American Unitarian Association, 1902.

Crick, Nathan. The Keys of Power: The Rhetoric and Politics of Transcendentalism. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2017.

Grodzins, Dean. American Heretic: Theodore Parker and Transcendentalism. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2002.

Gura, Philip F. “Theodore Parker and the South Boston Ordination: The Textual Tangle of ‘A Discourse on the Transient and Permanent in Christianity.’” Studies in the American Renaissance (1988): 149-178.

Gura, Philip F. American Transcendentalism: A History. New York: Hill and Wang, 2007.

Howe, Daniel W. The Unitarian Conscience: Harvard Moral Philosophy, 1805-1861. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1970.

Hutchison, William R. The Transcendentalist Ministers: Church Reform in the New England Renaissance. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1959.

Miller, Eric C. “William Ellery Channing, ‘Unitarian Christianity,’ Baltimore, MD (5 May 1819).” Voices of Democracy 18 (2023): 10-23.

Packer, Barbara. The Transcendentalists. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2007.

Rose, Anne C. Transcendentalism as a Social Movement, 1830-1850. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1981.

Schneider, Valerie. “Parker’s Assessment of Webster: Argumentative Synthesis Through the Tragic Metaphor.” Quarterly Journal of Speech 59, no. 3 (1973): 330-336.

Scott, Donald M. From Office to Profession: The New England Ministry, 1750-1850. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1978.

Weiss, John. Life and Correspondence of Theodore Parker, Vol. I. New York: Bergman, 1969 [1864].

Wright, Conrad. The Unitarian Controversy: Essays on American Unitarian History. Boston: Skinner House, 1994.

Wright, Conrad. Three Prophets of Liberalism: Channing, Emerson, Parker. Boston: Skinner House, 1986.

Wright, Conrad. The Beginnings of American Unitarianism. Hamden, CT: Archon, 1976.

Audio-Visual Materials

American Experience. “God in America.” PBS. DVD. 2010.

“On Emerson and Parker: A Conversation with Dean Grodzins.” Concord Museum, May 25, 2022.

Online Resources

Theodore Parker Papers. Harvard University Divinity School Library.