Synopses & Reviews
An illuminating collection of work by members of the Religious Society of Friends.
Covering nearly three centuries of religious development, this comprehensive anthology brings together writings from prominent Friends that illustrate the development of Quakerism, show the nature of Quaker spiritual life, discuss Quaker contributions to European and American civilization, and introduce the diverse community of Friends, some of whom are little remembered even among Quakers today. It gives a balanced overview of Quaker history, spanning the globe from its origins to missionary work, and explores daily life, beliefs, perspectives, movements within the community, and activism throughout the world. It is an exceptional contribution to contemporary understanding of religious thought.
About the Author
Thomas D. Hamm (is professor of history and archivist/curator of the Friends collection at Earlham College. He is the author of numerous works on Quaker history, the most recent of which, The Quakers in America, was published in 2003.