Quakerism; or, The story of my life by Sarah D. GreerQuakerism; or, The story of my life by Sarah D. Greer

Quakerism; or, The story of my life

bySarah D. Greer

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1852. Excerpt: ... APPENDIX. No. 1, Preface, page 6-7-" There are twenty women preachers or more to one man." An anonymous correspondent has sent me the fallowing statistical information:--"The above must be a mistake. In the Inquirer Magazine, 1839, a statement of the number of Ministers, men and women, is given to each Quarterly Meeting. The following is the total result:--Ministers. England and Wales. Scotland. Ireland. Total. Men 76 2 3 81 Women 141 2 9 152 217 4 12 233 No. of Meetings, 373 5 41 419" This is a list of acknowledged Ministers. I used the word preachers; they are very much more numerous than the acknowledged Ministers. Every woman appointed to the office of elder or overseer, or who has been in that office, is in the habit of preaching both in Meetings of Discipline and in private visitations; also those who are candidates for those situations, exhibit their abilities in the same way, as well as those from whom the Ministers are selected. In one Meeting which I attended for many years, there were five women acknowledged Ministers, seven others who preached on First-day mornings, and twelve more who took part in the Discipline, as Friends say, that is, preached in the Monthly Meetings, and so skilled in the practice, as to be appointed by the Monthly Meeting to visit delinquents, or newly arrived members. In another Meeting, which I attended also for a long time, there were sixteen women preachers, three of them acknowledged Ministers. I have a list of the names of all these individuals, and although I was not aware there were so many as eighty-one men preachers in the Society, still I doubt much that there is the slightest exaggeration in my statement. ON WOMEN'S PREACHING. Once on a time, it has been said, That Doctor Johnson knew a maid Who joined the Qu...
Title:Quakerism; or, The story of my lifeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:102 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.21 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217538142

ISBN - 13:9780217538145