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Gender MALE
Industry Religion
Occupation Retired Minister
Location Pontefract, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Introduction Bill Darlison is originally from Yorkshire, but was Senior Minister of Dublin Unitarian Church before retiring in 2010. Originally a Roman Catholic, he studied for the priesthood in Rome in the early seventies, but left before ordination, marrying Morag in 1975. Finding it increasingly difficult to accept Catholic dogmatism, and attracted by the freedom of thought encouraged by Unitarianism, he became a Unitarian in 1988 and a minister in 1994. He has degrees in English and Religious Studies, and was a teacher for twenty years before entering the ministry. His primary academic interest is in the influence of esoteric and mystical ideas on the development of early Christianity. He is the author of a number of books, including The Gospel and the Zodiac: The Secret Truth about Jesus; and The Shortest Distance: 101 Stories from the World’s Spiritual Traditions. He was President of the General Assembly of Unitarian and Free Christian Churches 2013-14.
Interests Religion, Astrology, Mysticism, Literature, Languages.
Favorite Books Huckleberry Finn, David Copperfield, Man's Search for Meaning, The Variety of Religious Experience