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RELIGION LIBRARY

United Church of Christ/Congregationalism

Origins

Founders

Some of the most creative theologians in American history were Congregationalists whose ideas laid the foundations of the United Church of Christ. These include Cotton Mather (1663-1728), Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758), Charles Chauncey (1705-1787), Horace Bushnell (1802-1876), and Washington Gladden (1836-1919).

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