1864. Part Seven of Fourteen. Containing His Theological, Polemical, and Critical Writings, Sermons, Speeches, and Addresses, and Literary Miscellanies. Theodore Parker was a preacher, lecturer, and writer, a public intellectual, and a religious and social reformer. He played a major role in moving Unitarianism away from being a Bible-based faith, and he established a precedent for clerical activism that has inspired generations of liberal religious leaders. Although ranked with William Ellery Channing as the most important and influential Unitarian minister of the nineteenth century, he was an extremely controversial figure (he was active in the antislavery movement) in his own day and his legacy to Unitarian Universalism remains contested. Contents: A Sermon of Merchants; A Sermon of the Perishing Classes in Boston; A Sermon of the Dangerous Classes in Society; A Sermon of Poverty; A Sermon of the Moral Condition of Boston; A Sermon of the Spiritual Condition of Boston; The Public Education of the People; The Position and Duties of the American Scholar; and The Chief Sins of the People. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.--This text refers to the Paperback edition.