This book is an introduction to the Quakers in Britain. It tells something of their religious convictions, their form of worship and their political and social insights. The light that guided them at their origins still shines amongst them today.
This is a comprehensive introduction to Quakerism which balances a history of the theology of the Quakers or Friends with an overview of present day practice. It charts the growth of the Quaker movement through the 1650s and 1660s, its different theo
Though Fox's own Journal tells his life-story fully and vividly, some readers find it so detailed, and so quick to assume his reader's familiarity with situations, events and outlooks of his time that it is difficult to read or grasp it as a whole.
be refusing to allow past violations to determine our present and future choices, cycles of violence can be broken. Each choice aimed at stepping out of the cycle, whether successful or not, is a peace act.
"Many of us have experienced Quaker meeting for worship on a hill, in a hotel lobby, under the stars; it is often on these occasions, with others, that the silence can surprise, and the Spirit can burn even more brightly."
This book is a companion volume to 'Celebrating the Quaker Way' and offers explanation on Quaker practice in Britain. Written as part of the author's ongoing ministry, it draws on his experience of Quakerism and includes extracts from Friends.
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