Clemens Taesler (1887-1969), a German, was a poet, Goethe scholar, popular lecturer, and minister who embraced a liberal theology. Influenced by British and America Unitarians, he adopted the term 'unitarian' in the 1920s to describe his unique conception of the relationship between God and the world. In the 1930s, he crossed paths with the Nazi party, an entanglement he would later regret. Taesler endured World War Two, losing friends, relatives, and finally the building that housed his church in Frankfurt am Main.
By Erik Martinez Resly
Erik Martinez Resly is currently the lead minister at The Sanctuaries in Washington, D.C. He did his undergraduate work at Brown University and completed his master of divinity degree at Harvard Divinity School. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and a recipient of the Hopkins Shareholder Award. He serves on the Advisory Board of The Radical Spirit and The Journal of Comparative Theology.