Melvil Decimal System: 289.109
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Philosophy and Psychology
Mathematics and Science
Arts and Recreation
Biography and History
Christian practice and observance
Christian pastoral practice and religious orders
Christian organization, social work, worship
History of Christianity
Christian Churches and Sects
Primitive and Eastern churches
Anglican and Episcopal
Presbyterian; Reformed; Congregational
Unitarian Universalist (no longer used)
Other Christian sects
New Church or Swendenborgian
Minor Christian Sects
Biography And History
Works under MDS 289.109
- Love & Death: My Journey through the Valley of the Shadow by Forrest Church
- Returning: A Spiritual Journey by Dan Wakefield
- Bringing God Home: A Spiritual Guidebook for the Journey of Your Life by Forrest Church
- In Between: Memoir of an Integration Baby by Mark D. Morrison-Reed
- American Heretic: Theodore Parker and Transcendentalism by Dean Grodzins
- Swinging on the Garden Gate: A Spiritual Memoir by Elizabeth J Andrew
- Antoinette Brown Blackwell: A Biography by Elizabeth Cazden
- Darkening the Doorways: Black Trailblazers and Missed Opportunities in Unitarian Universalism by Mark D. Morrison-Reed
- The Essential Clarence Skinner: A Brief Introduction To His Life And Writings by Clarence Russell Skinner
- Children of the Same God : the historical relationship between Unitarianism, Judaism, and Islam by susan J. Ritchie
- Alabaster Village: Our Years in Transylvania by Christine Frederiksen Balazs Morgan
- Stirring the Nation's Heart: Eighteen Stories of Prophetic Unitarians and Universalists of the 19th Century by Polly Peterson
- Being Alive and Having to Die: The Spiritual Odyssey of Forrest Church by Dan Cryer
- No Silent Witness: The Eliot Parsonage Women and Their Unitarian World (Religion in America) by Cynthia Grant Tucker
- William Ellery Channing, an Essay on the Liberal Spirit in America by Andrew Delbanco
- Crisis and change : my years as president of the Unitarian Universalist Association, 1969-1977 by Robert Nelson West
- Missionaries, builders, and pathfinders : Unitarian and Universalist stories from the midwest, west, and south, 1830-1930 by Polly Peterson
- The incredible story of Ephraim Nute : scandal, bloodshed, and Unitarianism on the American frontier by Bobbie Groth
- Joseph Priestley and English Unitarianism in America by J. D. Bowers
- Notable American Unitarians 1740-1900 by Herbert F. Vetter
- Inventing a Ministry: Four Reflections on the Life of a Colleague, Charles Vickery, 1920-1972 by Carl Seaburg
- The Letters of Theophilus Lindsey (1723-1808): Volume I: 1747-1788 (Church of England Record Society) by G.M. Ditchfield
- Anna Tilden, Unitarian culture, and the problem of self-representation by Sarah Ann Wider
- Building Jerusalem: A portrait of my father by Alan Bullock
- Two By Two by Alice Joyce Davidson
- Ayahuasca : Plant Teacher by Don Jose Campos
- Life of David Peter Faure, A Unitarian in South Africa by George E. Carter
- Reverend William Turner: Dissent and Reform in Georgian Newcastle upon Tyne (MANEY MAIN PUBLICATIONS) by Stephen Harbottle
- Bright With Laughter and Love by Heather Falconer
MDS classes with significant recommendations overlap, excluding ones under the same top-level class.
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