The Quakers

The Quakers

A Very Short Introduction

Paperback - 2008
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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 stanceagainst 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, andoutlines its approach to worship, belief, theology and language, and ecumenism.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
ISBN: 9780199206797
0199206791
Branch Call Number: 289.6
Characteristics: 142 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.

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