Savage, Minot Judson (mĪˈnət) [key], 1841–1918, American Unitarian clergyman and writer, b. Norridgewock, Maine. After serving for nine years in the ministry of the Congregational Church, he became a Unitarian. He was pastor of the Third Unitarian Church, Chicago (1873–74); of the Church of the Unity, Boston (1874–96); and of the Church of the Messiah, New York City (1896–1906). An active advocate of Darwinian evolutionistic optimism and social reform, he also preached a spiritualistic faith in personal survival after death (see Life Beyond Death, 1899). Other writings include Christianity, the Science of Mankind (1873), The Morals of Evolution (1880), and Immortality (1906).