The spirit of the Quakers [electronic resource] / selected and introduced by Geoffrey Durham.

Author
Durham, Geoffrey [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
New Haven : Yale University Press in association with the International Sacred Literature Trust, c2010.
Description
1 online resource (257 p.)

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Series
Sacred literature series. [More in this series]
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Who are the Quakers, what do they believe, and what do they practice? The Religious Society of Friends-also known as Quakers--believes that everyone can have a direct experience of God. Quakers express this in a unique form of worship that inspires them to work for change in themselves and in the world. In The Spirit of the Quakers, Geoffrey Durham, himself a Friend, explains Quakerism through "ations from writings that cover 350 years, from the beginnings of the movement to the present day.Peace and equality are major themes in the book, but readers will also find thought-provoking passages on the importance of action for social change, the primacy of truth, the value of simplicity, the need for a sense of community, and much more. The "ed texts convey a powerful religious impulse, courage in the face of persecution, the warmth of human relationships, and dedicated perseverance in promoting just causes.The extended "ations have been carefully selected from well-known Quakers such as George Fox, William Penn, John Greenleaf Whittier, Elizabeth Fry and John Woolman, as well as many contemporary Friends. Together with Geoffrey Durham's enlightening and sympathetic introductions to the texts, the extracts from these writers form an engaging, often moving guide to this accessible and open-hearted religious faith.
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Includes indexes.
Language note
English
Contents
  • Frontmatter
  • CONTENTS
  • PREFACE
  • INTRODUCTION
  • A SHORT QUAKER CHRONOLOGY
  • QUAKER MEETING FOR WORSHIP
  • ADVICES AND QUERIES
  • QUAKER JOURNALS 1: GEORGE FOX
  • FAITH IN ACTION
  • GOD, THE SPIRIT AND THE LIGHT WITHIN
  • QUAKER JOURNALS 2: MARY PENINGTON
  • FOUR TESTIMONIES
  • QUAKER JOURNALS 3: JOHN WOOLMAN
  • COMMUNITY
  • OPEN TO NEW LIGHT
  • SOURCE INDEX
  • AUTHOR INDEX
ISBN
  • 1-280-57140-3
  • 9786613601001
  • 0-300-17501-9
OCLC
  • 923597973
  • 794244245
Doi
  • 10.12987/9780300175011
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