The Quakers In America (Columbia Contemporary American Religion Series)
  • The Quakers In America (Columbia Contemporary American Religion Series)
  • The Quakers In America (Columbia Contemporary American Religion Series)
  • The Quakers In America (Columbia Contemporary American Religion Series)
ISBN: 0231123620
EAN13: 9780231123624
Language: English
Release Date: Dec 3, 2003
Pages: 304
Dimensions: 1.2" H x 8.9" L x 6.3" W
Weight: 1.1 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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The Quakers in America is a multifaceted history of the Religious Society of Friends and a fascinating study of its culture and controversies today. Lively vignettes of Conservative, Evangelical, Friends General Conference, and Friends United meetings illuminate basic Quaker theology and reflect the group's diversity while also highlighting the fundamental unity within the religion. Quaker culture encompasses a rich tradition of practice even as believers continue to debate whether Quakerism is necessarily Christian, where religious authority should reside, how one transmits faith to children, and how gender and sexuality shape religious belief and behavior. Praised for its rich insight and wide-ranging perspective, The Quakers in America is a penetrating account of an influential, vibrant, and often misunderstood religious sect.
Known best for their long-standing commitment to social activism, pacifism, fair treatment for Native Americans, and equality for women, the Quakers have influenced American thought and society far out of proportion to their relatively small numbers. Whether in the foreign policy arena (the American Friends Service Committee), in education (the Friends schools), or in the arts (prominent Quakers profiled in this book include James Turrell, Bonnie Raitt, and James Michener), Quakers have left a lasting imprint on American life. This multifaceted Read More chevron_right

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