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United Church of Christ
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(UCC), Protestant denomination in the United States resulting from the merger of the Congregational Christian Churches and the Evangelical and Reformed Church (see also Congregationalism). Since both churches were themselves the products of mergers in the 1930s (Unions, Church), the UCC was a model for the ecumenical movement in the 20th century. The new church brought together leading theologians such as R. and H.R. Niebuhr, Douglas Horton, John Bennett, and Roger Shinn. The merger was not without its detractors, but…

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Hambrick-Stowe, Charles E., “United Church of Christ”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 22 March 2023 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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