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Quaker Writings

An Anthology, 1650-1920

Thomas D. Hamm - Editor

Thomas D. Hamm - Introduction by

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ISBN 9780143106319 | 400 pages | 25 Jan 2011 | Penguin Classics | 5.07 x 7.79in | 18 - AND UP
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An illuminating collection of work by members of the Religious Society of Friends.

Covering nearly three centuries of religious development, this comprehensive anthology brings together writings from prominent Friends that illustrate the development of Quakerism, show the nature of Quaker spiritual life, discuss Quaker contributions to European and American civilization, and introduce the diverse community of Friends, some of whom are little remembered even among Quakers today. It gives a balanced overview of Quaker history, spanning the globe from its origins to missionary work, and explores daily life, beliefs, perspectives, movements within the community, and activism throughout the world. It is an exceptional contribution to contemporary understanding of religious thought.

Introduction by Thomas D. Hamm: The People Called Quakers
Suggestions for Further Reading
A Note on the Texts

PART I: THE BEGINNINGS, 1645-1660

Founders
George Fox
James Nayler
Margaret Fell

Declaring the Word of the Lord
First Publishers of Truth

Calls to Witness
Katharine Evans and Sarah Chevers

Advices
Advices of the Elders of Balby

Opposition
Francis Higginson

Sufferings
George Bishop

PART II: MATURING, 1661-1690

Women’s Ministry Justified
Margaret Fell

Quakerism Defended
William Penn
Robert Barclay
George Fox

Experience
Mary Penington

A Prison Letter
John Boweter

Last Words
Margaret Fell Fox

PART III: QUIETISM, 1690-1820

Travels and Travails
Elizabeth Webb
John Woolman
Sarah Grubb

Dreams and Visions
Samuel Fothergill
John Beals
Joseph Hoag

A Good Death
Mary Turner

PART IV: CREATIVITY AND CONTROVERSY, 1820-1870

Three Visions of Faith
Elias Hicks
Joseph John Gurney
John Wilbur

Reform
Elizabeth Fry
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Indian Committee
Elizabeth Heyrick
Levi Coffin
Lucretia Mott

Controversy
The Friend
Waterloo Yearly Meeting of Congregational Friends

PART V: SEPARATE WAYS, 1870-1920

A Revived Quakerism
David B. Updegraff
Hannah Whitall Smith
Mahalah Jay

Liberal Quakerism
John William Graham
Rufus M. Jones
Joan Mary Fry

PART VI: PEACE

Origins
A Declaration

A Vision of Peace
William Penn

The American Revolution
Abel Thomas

The Civil War
Rachel Hicks
North Carolina Yearly Meeting
West Branch Monthly Meeting

The Twentieth Century
Jesse H. Holmes
World Conference of Friends


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