Sullivan, William L. (William Laurence), 1872-1935

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William Laurence Sullivan (1872-1935) studied for the Roman Catholic priesthood at Boston College and graduated from St. John's Seminary in Brighton, Massachusetts, in 1896. He also graduated from Catholic University in 1899 and was ordained as a Paulist priest that same year. In 1917, he received an honorary DD from Meadville Theological School. For nearly a decade, Fr. Sullivan wrote articles in numerous Catholic journals which were critical of Roman Catholic church officials. In 1909, Sullivan severed his ties with Roman Catholicism and wrote a polemic on papal authority, entitled Letters to His Holiness, Pope Pius X, which was published in 1910. Sullivan received Unitarian fellowship in 1912, and served parishes in Schenectady and Manhattan, New York, as well as Germantown, Pennsylvania, and St. Louis, Missouri. Sullivan also served as the mission preacher for the Unitarian Laymen's League. He also published several books, including The Priest: A Tale of Modernism in New England (1911), A Noble Adventure (1917), Unitarian Christianity (1922), and his autobiography, Under Orders (1944).

From the guide to the Papers, 1895-1961., (Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School)

From the guide to the Letters to Joseph S. Laughran, 1924-1935., (Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School)

Unitarian minister, formerly a Catholic priest. Ph.B., St. John's Seminary, 1896; S.T.B. Catholic University of America, 1899; ordained a Catholic priest in 1899; served St. Thomas's Church and taught theology, Washington, D.C. (1900-1907). Became a Unitarian in 1911 and served All Souls Unitarian Church, Schenectady, N.Y. (1912-1913); Unitarian Church of All Souls, New York City (1913-1922); Church of the Messiah, St. Louis (1924-1928); Unitarian Society of Germantown, Pa. (1929-1935).

From the description of Papers, 1895-1961 (inclusive), 1895-1935 (bulk). (Harvard University, Divinity School Library). WorldCat record id: 269368018

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referencedIn Abbot, Francis Ellingwood. Papers, 1815-1940. Andover-Harvard Theological Library
creatorOf Letters to Joseph S. Laughran, 1924-1935. Andover-Harvard Theological Library
referencedIn Wendte, Charles William, 1844-1931. Papers, 1867-1931 Andover-Harvard Theological Library
referencedIn Abbot, Francis Ellingwood, 1836-1903. Papers of Francis Ellingwood Abbot, 1815-1940 (inclusive). Harvard University, Divinity School Library
referencedIn Wendte, Charles William, 1844-1931. Papers, 1867-1931 (inclusive). Harvard University, Divinity School Library
creatorOf Sullivan, William Laurence, 1872-1935. Papers, 1895-1961 (inclusive), 1895-1935 (bulk). Harvard University, Divinity School Library
referencedIn Boston, Massachusetts. First Church in Boston. Records, 1844-1996. Andover-Harvard Theological Library
referencedIn Bowen, Clayton Raymond, 1877-1934. Papers, 1889-1994. Andover-Harvard Theological Library
referencedIn Papers, 1945-2005. Andover-Harvard Theological Library
referencedIn Chapman, John Jay, 1862-1933. Additional papers, 1841-1940 Houghton Library
creatorOf Papers, 1895-1961. Andover-Harvard Theological Library
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Place Name Admin Code Country
Schenectady (N.Y.)
New York (N.Y.)
Philadelphia (Pa.)
Germantown (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Saint Louis (Mo.)
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Christianity and religious humanism
Catholic ex-priests
Unitarians--Clergy
Unitarians--Sermons
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Priests
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Birth 1872

Death 1935

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