Quotation by Olympia Brown

When I read of the vain discussions of the present day about the Virgin Birth and other old dogmas which belong to the past, I feel how great the need is still of a real interest in the religion which builds up character, teaches brotherly love, and opens up to the seeker such a world of usefulness and the beauty of holiness.
Olympia Brown (1835–1900), U.S. minister. repr. In Annual Journal of the Universalist Historical Society, vol. 4 (1963). Olympia Brown, An Autobiography, ch. 5, ed. Gwendolen B. Willis (1960).

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