• This Day in Unitarian Universalist History October 25
    by Frank Schulman on October 25, 2020 at 6:51 am

    Bran Castle, Transylvania 1600 – The Diet of Léczfalva, Transylvania, used the word Unitarian as an adjective. This is the first time that the term was recorded. Since the Council of Nicea in A.D. 325, when the central issue was whether Jesus is the same as or different from God, an underground “Unitarian” movement existed until the mid-1500s, when separate churches were organized.The post October 25 first appeared on Harvard Square Library.Read more at: www.HarvardSquareLibrary.org - the digital library of Unitarian Universalism.

 

 

 

 

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