Synopses & Reviews
Simplicity in forms of worship, opposition to violence, concern for social injustice, and, above all, a faith in the personal and corporate guidance of the Holy Spirit are characteristics of the spirituality of the people called Quakers. The author has assembled a comprehensive collection of Quaker writings.
The most in-depth and scholarly panorama of Western spirituality ever attempted!
In one series, the original writings of the universally acknowledged teachers of the Catholic, Protestant, Eastern Orthodox, Jewish, Islamic and Native American traditions have been critically selected, translated and introduced by internationally recognized scholars and spiritual leaders.
The texts are first-rate, and the introductions are informative and reliable. The books will be a welcome addition to the bookshelf of every literate religious persons". -- The Christian Century
Here are the writings of the major voices of the Quaker movement from the 18th to the 20th centuries, including the Journals of George Fox, The Journal of John Woolman, Thomas Kelly's Testament of Devotion, and selections from Caroline Stephens and Rufus Jones.
Table of Contents
Introduction -- Abridgment of the Journal of George Fox -- A selection of passages from the epistles of George Fox -- Selections from the Letters of Isaac Penington -- Abridgment of the Journal of John Woolman -- Selections from Quaker strongholds by Caroline Stephen -- Selections from the writings of Rufus M. Jones -- Selections from the writings of Thomas R. Kelly.