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Growing Deeper Roots: Exploring the History of the Congregational Tradition

What is Congregationalism, and why is it important? This three week mini course will provide a quick orientation, a time-line, and plenty of time for discussion of one of the nation's most influential religious traditions.

Peggy Bendroth, historian of American religion and Director of the Congregational Library, welcomes all students at all levels for a weekly class covering three centuries, from Congregationalism's English Puritan roots to the denominational merger that created the United Church of Christ in 1957. Program fee: $45 for all 3 weeks. Advance registration is required.

For additional information or to register contact Susan Thomas at 617-523-0470 or