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Peter Hughes
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Peter HughesA Canadian citizen, Peter Hughes lived for three decades in the United States. He is a graduate of M.I.T. (1973), the University of Chicago (1984), and Meadville/Lombard Theological School (1986). Before entering seminary Peter worked as a computer programmer at McGill University and elsewhere. Between 1986 and 1999 he was minister to the First Universalist Church of Woonsocket, Rhode Island. He is retired from ministry because of post-polio syndrome. He now lives in Toronto, Ontario.

Hughes has written a number of articles on early Universalist history. He contributed "A Different Treatise on Atonement: The Theology of Paul Dean" and "Some Problems in the Chronology of Early American Universalism" to the Unitarian Universalist Christian (1994 and 2005). For the Proceedings of the Unitarian Universalist Historical Society / Journal of Unitarian Universalist History, he has written "Quackery in the Clergy, Medicine and Ministry in Conflict in 1848" (1995), two articles on the origin of Universalism in New England (1997 and 1999), two on the Restorationist controversy (2000 and 2001), and one on Michael Servetus (2005). He edited the revised edition of Roland Bainton, Hunted Heretic (2005). Hughes is editor of the Dictionary of Unitarian and Universalist Biography.

Articles:
Abigail and Bronson Alcott
William Balch
Adin Ballou
Hosea Ballou 2d
The Ballou Family
George Biandrata
Bela Bartok
José María Blanco White
John Boyden
George Bradburn
Robert Burns
Maria Cook
Celio Secondo Curione
Caroline Dall
Charles Dall
The Davis Family
Paul Dean
Sallie Ellis
William Farwell
Arthur Foote
Jacob Frieze
Elizabeth Gaskell
William Gaskell
Eleanor Elizabeth Gordon
Matteo Gribaldi
Edvard and Nina Grieg
Jenkin Lloyd Jones
Richard Lloyd Jones
Susan Charlotte Barber Lloyd Jones
Thomas Starr King
Abner Kneeland
Harriet Martineau
John Murray
David Pickering
Restorationist Controversy
Caleb Rich
Rammohun Roy
Edmund Hamilton Sears
Michael Servetus
Lelio Sozzini (Laelius Socinus)
Adams Streeter
Edward Turner
Bernard Whitman
Albert Rhys Williams
Elhanan Winchester


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