The Quakers: A Very Short Introduction

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OUP Oxford, Feb 28, 2008 - Religion - 160 pages
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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 stance against 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, and outlines its approach to worship, belief, theology and language, and ecumenism. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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Review: The Quakers: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions #177)

User Review  - Kathleen O'Neal - Goodreads

A well-written, concise introduction to the Quaker religion. Like most of the VSIs dealing with religion, it it very good. Read full review

Review: The Quakers: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions #177)

User Review  - Alex Leighton-goodall - Goodreads

I discovered a significant branch of my family tree had been Quakers in 17th-19th century Yorkshire. I was curious to find out more. So I started going to, and now regularly enjoy, a local Quaker ... Read full review

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