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A Quaker Book Of Wisdom

Author : Robert Lawrence Smith
ISBN : 9780688172336
Genre : Religion
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"The most valuable aspect of religion," writes Robert Lawrence Smith, "is that it provides us with a framework for living. I have always felt that the beauty and power of Quakerism is that it exhorts us to live more simply, more truthfully, more charitably." Taking his inspiration from the teaching of the first Quaker, George Fox, and from his own nine generations of Quaker forebears, Smith speaks to all of us who are seeking a way to make our lives simpler, more meaningful, and more useful. Beginning with the Quaker belief that "There is that of God in every person," Smith explores the ways in which we can harness the inner light of God that dwells in each of us to guide the personal choices and challenges we face every day. How to live and speak truthfully. How to listen for, trust, and act on our conscience. How to make our work an expression of the best that is in us. Using vivid examples from his own life, Smith writes eloquently of Quaker Meeting, his decision to fight in World War II, and later to oppose the Vietnam War. From his work as an educator and headmaster to his role as a husband and father, Smith quietly convinces that the lofty ideals of Quakerism offer all of us practical tools for leading a more meaningful life. His book culminates with a moving letter to his grandchildren which imparts ten lessons for "letting your life speak."

Quakerism In York 1650 1720

Author : David A. Scott
ISBN : 0903857383
Genre : Quakers
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Quakers And The American Family British Settlement In The Delaware Valley

Author : Amherst Barry Levy Assistant Professor of History University of Massachusetts
ISBN : 0198021674
Genre : Religion
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Americans have an unusually strong family ideology. We believe that morally self-sufficient nuclear households must serve as the foundation of a republican society. In this brilliant history, Barry Levy traces this contemporary view of family life all the way back to the Quakers. _____ Levy argues that the Quakers brought a new vision of family and social life to America--one that contrasted sharply with the harsh, formal world of the Puritans in New England. The Quaker emphasis was on affection, friendship and hospitality. They stressed the importance of women in the home, and of self-disciplined, non-coercive childrearing. _____ This book explains how and why the Quakers' had such a profound cultural impact (and why more so in Pennsylvania and America than in England); and what the Quakers' experience with their own radical family system can tell us about American family ideology. ______ Who were the Northwest British Quakers and why did their family system so impress English, French, and New England reformers--Voltaire, Crevecouer, Brissot, Emerson, George Bancroft, Lydia Maria Child, and Lousia May Alcott, to name just a few? To answer this question, Levy tells the story of a large group of Quaker farmers from their development of a new family and communal life in England in the 1650s to their emigration and experience in Pennsylvania between 1681 and 1790. The book is thus simultaneously a trans-Atlantic community study of the migration and transplantation of ordinary British peoples in the tradition of Sumner Chilton Powell's Puritan Village; the story of the formation and development of a major Anglo-American faith; and an exploration of the origins of American family ideology.

Quakers In Ireland 1654 1900

Author : Isabel Grubb
ISBN : STANFORD:36105010363625
Genre : Society of Friends
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Remarks On The Observations Made On The Discipline Of The Quakers By The Monthly Reviewers In Their Examination Of William Rathbone S Narrative And Memoir

Author : Samuel Tuke
ISBN : HARVARD:HXJH64
Genre : Society of Friends
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The Quakers In New England

Author : Richard Price Hallowell
ISBN : HARVARD:32044019377910
Genre : Quakers
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The Rise Of Quakerism In Amsterdam 1655 1665

Author : William Isaac Hull
ISBN : WISC:89013488713
Genre : Society of Friends
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