Library Events: Talk on Controversial 19th Century Minister; Film Brings Women from Armenia, Turkey Together
The Rev. Mark Harris will speak about the Rev. John Weiss, a controversial minister in Watertown from the 19th Century. The Watertown Free Public Library will host a talk by the Rev. Mark Harris on a controversial 19th century minister, and a the screening of a film about women from Armenia and Turkey coming together to cook. The Watertown Library provided the following information:
John Weiss: Watertown’s Flame of Fire An Historical Lecture by Rev. Mark W. Harris
Tuesday, 6/4 | 7 pm | WATERTOWN SAVINGS BANK ROOM, WATERTOWN FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY
Called a “flame of fire” for his dramatic and prophetic style, the Rev. John Weiss was a controversial figure in 19th century Watertown. As a young minister, he was an outspoken advocate for the abolition of slavery and resigned from Watertown’s First Parish Church because of his views. After a ministry in New Bedford, Weiss returned to Watertown and developed new religious philosophy of scientific naturalism.