A Revolutionary Conscience: Theodore Parker and Antebellum by Paul E. Teed

By Paul E. Teed

Theodore Parker was once probably the most arguable theologians and social activists in pre-Civil struggle the US. A vocal critic of conventional Christian proposal and a militant opponent of yank slavery, he led a big congregation of non secular dissenters within the very middle of Boston, Massachusetts, through the 1840s and 1850s. This ebook argues that Parker’s radical imaginative and prescient and modern attraction stemmed from his abiding religion within the human sense of right and wrong and within the ideas of the yank progressive 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 way of a innovative sense of right and wrong, Theodore Parker stood out as some of the most fearless non secular reformers and social activists of his new release.

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