By Hugh S. Barbour,J. William Frost
From professors of faith, a finished historical past of the Society of pals within the U.S. . . . The authors are cautious to give an explanation for what Quakers believed at each level in their improvement and the way they equipped their lives round the non secular and social routine they fostered or fought opposed to. the second one a part of this enticing ebook is a biographical dictionary of Quaker leaders. Reference Books Bulletin
This quantity interweaves theology, social heritage, and biography within the first complete historical past of Quakers in the US to be released in additional than 40 years. Barbour and Frost deal with all branches of yankee Quakers, tracing the heritage of the denomination from 1650 to the current and demonstrating how adjustments within the circulate might be relating to the traditions of the Society of acquaintances and advancements within the wider cultural context. The textual content provides the lives and ideas of favourite Quaker women and men: George Fox, William Penn, John Woolman, Elias Hicks, Joseph John Gurtney, Rufus Jones, Henry Cadbury, etc. The authors convey that this day even if a Quaker should be fundamentalist, an evangelical, a reasonable, or a liberal, the 20 th century has been marked via makes an attempt to reunify and confirm a standard culture between all branches of the denomination.
After preliminary chapters facing the genesis of Quakerism less than George Fox in Puritan England, the authors flip to an exam of the Society of acquaintances in colonial the United States. They exhibit the chums' artistic reaction to persecution after 1660, the highbrow achievements of William Penn and Robert Barclay, and the production of early colonies in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Later chapters handle the effect of Quaker pacifism and competition to slavery, the institution of Quaker groups in midwestern and western states, and the theological divisions in the Society of pals that characterised the circulate within the 19th century.
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