The UU Salon question this month is about Universalism. As it so happens, your Transient and Permanent host will soon be teaching a course on Universalism for Starr King School of the Ministry, one of the two Unitarian-Universalist seminaries. This is believed to be the only current academic course on Universalism on the planet, though it is difficult to verify that assumption (there are courses that include some material on Universalism, but apparently none with a specific Universalist focus). Even if–hopefully–there really are other courses on this subject being taught somewhere, it’s undeniable that this is a woefully neglected topic of historical and theological instruction and research. Luckily, the SKSM course will be offered online, so students and interested parties anywhere in the world will be able to participate.
The syllabus is in the process of being formulated. Do you have suggestions for material that you think ought to go on the list? Howabout more contemporary Universalist materials? No promises, but this is your opportunity to possibly help shape the religious instruction of future UU and other liberal ministerial leaders.