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The A to Z of the Friends (Quakers)

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Publisher Comments:

Although relatively few in number-there are only a few hundred thousand members worldwide-the Religious Society of Friends has had an unusually strong impact. Originating in Great Britain in the 17th century, the denomination has since expanded to many other parts of the world while its spiritual influence has reached even further. Concepts such as the _inward light_ and _friendly persuasion_ are familiar well beyond their own circles and others have often heeded the Quakers' call for cooperation and peaceful resolution of problems as the wisest counsel. Yet, while widely known and admired, they are too often known only superficially. The A to Z Guide of the Friends (Quakers) clears up these superficialities by digging much deeper into the Society's past as well as present. In the guide's dictionary section, numerous cross-referenced entries describe the origins and history, the situation in many different countries, the basic concepts and practices, and the views on important contemporary issues. Others present the leading figures, from the founders, such as George Fox and Francis Howgill, on. The chronology shows the progression over time while the bibliography points the way to further reading. The book's four editors were aided by an Advisory Committee, while the contributions stem from over a hundred authors.

Book News Annotation:

This is a revised reprint of a 2003 book published under the title Historical Dictionary of the Friends (Quakers). Offering a reference for Quakers and general readers interested in the faith, this reference focuses on the religion's history, scope, and modern diversity of theology and practice. After a brief chronology, the body of the book comprises alphabetically-arranged entries ranging in length from a single sentence to a couple pages discuss places, biographies, institutions, and terms, with contributions by Friends from every branch of the faith worldwide. Appendices include listings of yearly meeting origins and membership, family trees of North American and African yearly meetings, and an extensive bibliography. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Although relatively few in number-there are only a few hundred thousand members worldwide-the Religious Society of Friends has had an unusually strong impact. Originating in Great Britain in the 17th century, the denomination has since expanded to many other parts of the world while its spiritual influence has reached even further. Concepts such as the _inward light_ and _friendly persuasion_ are familiar well beyond their own circles and others have often heeded the Quakers' call for cooperation and peaceful resolution of problems as the wisest counsel.

Synopsis:

The A to Z Guide of the Friends (Quakers) digs deep into the Society's past as well as present. In the guide's dictionary section, numerous cross-referenced entries describe the origins and history, the situation in many different countries, the basic concepts and practices, and the views on important contemporary issues. Others present the leading figures, from the founders, such as George Fox and Francis Howgill, on.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780810856110
Author:
Abbott Margery Post
Publisher:
Scarecrow Press
Author:
Dandelion, Pink
Author:
Chiiioke, Mary Ellen
Subject:
Christianity - Quakers
Subject:
Christianity - Quaker
Subject:
Reference
Series:
A to Z Guide
Publication Date:
20060331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8.50x5.62x.98 in. 1.29 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Although relatively few in number-there are only a few hundred thousand members worldwide-the Religious Society of Friends has had an unusually strong impact. Originating in Great Britain in the 17th century, the denomination has since expanded to many other parts of the world while its spiritual influence has reached even further. Concepts such as the _inward light_ and _friendly persuasion_ are familiar well beyond their own circles and others have often heeded the Quakers' call for cooperation and peaceful resolution of problems as the wisest counsel.
"Synopsis" by , The A to Z Guide of the Friends (Quakers) digs deep into the Society's past as well as present. In the guide's dictionary section, numerous cross-referenced entries describe the origins and history, the situation in many different countries, the basic concepts and practices, and the views on important contemporary issues. Others present the leading figures, from the founders, such as George Fox and Francis Howgill, on.
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