Quakerism: A Very Short Introduction by Pink DandelionQuakerism: A Very Short Introduction by Pink Dandelion

Quakerism: A Very Short Introduction

byPink Dandelion

Paperback | April 15, 2008

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The Quakers are a fascinating religious group both in their origins and in the variety of reinterpretations of the faith since. Emerging from the social unrest of the English civil war, the Quakers have gone on to have an influence way beyond their numbers: be it their continued stanceagainst war or their pioneering work against slavery. At the same time, Quakers maintain a distinctive worship method to achieve the direct encounter with God which has been at the heart of the movement since its beginning. This book charts the history of Quakerism and its present-day diversity, andoutlines its approach to worship, belief, theology and language, and ecumenism.
'Ben' Pink Dandelion is a Reader in Quaker Studies and directs the work of the Centre for Postgraduate Quaker Studies, Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre and the University of Birmingham. He is the author of numerous books on Quakerism including The Liturgies of Quakerism (Ashgate, 2005) and Introduction to Quakerism (CUP, 2007) and edits...
Title:Quakerism: A Very Short IntroductionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 6.85 × 4.37 × 0.31 inPublished:April 15, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199206791

ISBN - 13:9780199206797


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really interesting. This is a well-written and comprehensive introduction to the Religious Society of Friends, aka Quakers. It explores the creation of this denomination of Christianity, historical and contemporary rituals, as well as the contemporary make-up of Friends as the movement had developed. Loaded with lots of interesting tidbits (did you know that some Quakers don't even identify as Christians, despite being historically rooted in Christianity?), this book is great place to start for anybody wanting to learn more about Quakers.
Date published: 2014-11-14

Table of Contents

1. Who are the Quakers?2. The History of Quakerism3. Worship4. Belief5. Theology and Language6. Ecumenism7. The Future of QuakerismTimelineFurther ReadingGlossaryReferences