Unitarianism

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Jesus Christ is the central figure of Christianity.

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Unitarianism is a nontrinitarian Christian theology which holds that God is only one person, in contrast to the doctrine of the Trinity (God as three persons in the unity of one godhead).[1]

This article includes information about Unitarianism as a theology and about the development of theologically Unitarian churches. For a more specific discussion of Unitarianism as it evolved into a pluralistic liberal religious movement in the United States and elsewhere in more recent times, see Unitarian Universalism, Unitarian Universalist Association, Canadian Unitarian Council, General Assembly of Unitarian and Free Christian Churches, and International Council of Unitarians and Universalists (ICUU).

The term 'unitarian' is employed differently by various groups: Unitarianism (capitalized) has come to be associated with certain liberal Christian beliefs in addition to the singular personhood of God. Informal denial of the Trinity, sometimes called unitarianism (uncapitalized), is more commonly called nontrinitarianism. Biblical unitarianism refers to a conservative form of nontrinitarianism, which holds to a Socinian Christology, wherein Jesus had no pre-human existence. The informal term also includes groups adhering to Arian Christology, in which Jesus was a created being prior to human existence.

Unitarianism does not accept the Godhood of Jesus, and therefore does not include nontrinitarian belief systems which do—for example, Oneness Pentecostalism, United Pentecostal Church International and the True Jesus Church—that maintain that Jesus is God as a single person.

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