An Introduction to Quakerism

Author: Pink Dandelion
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521841115
Release Date: 2007-04-12
Genre: History

An introduction to Quaker history, theology and practice that addresses the diversity of Quakerism today.

The Quakers A Very Short Introduction

Author: Pink Dandelion
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780191578649
Release Date: 2008-02-28
Genre: Religion

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.

Die Reformation der Rechte

Author: John Witte Jr.
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
ISBN: 9783788728342
Release Date: 2015-04-25
Genre: Religion

Johannes Calvin entwickelte ein neues Verständnis von Rechten und Freiheiten, von Kirche und Staat, das das Rechtssystem der frühen protestantischen Staaten formte. Seine Lehren, die sich schnell in Westeuropa ausbreiteten, wurden immer wieder durch große Krisen herausgefordert: die französischen Religionskriege, die niederländische Revolte, die englische Revolution, die amerikanische Kolonisation und Revolution. In solchen Krisen waren es Anhänger Calvins, die sein Denken aktualisierten und der neuen Situation anpassten. Eine Reihe grundlegender westlicher Auffassungen von Religion und politischen Rechten, sozialem und konfessionellem Pluralismus, Föderalismus und Gesellschaftsvertrag haben im frühmodernen Calvinismus ihren Ursprung.

The Quakers in America

Author: Thomas D. Hamm
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231123631
Release Date: 2006-08-01
Genre: History

The Quakers in America is a multifaceted history of the Religious Society of Friends and a fascinating study of its culture and controversies today. Lively vignettes of Conservative, Evangelical, Friends General Conference, and Friends United meetings illuminate basic Quaker theology and reflect the group's diversity while also highlighting the fundamental unity within the religion. Quaker culture encompasses a rich tradition of practice even as believers continue to debate whether Quakerism is necessarily Christian, where religious authority should reside, how one transmits faith to children, and how gender and sexuality shape religious belief and behavior. Praised for its rich insight and wide-ranging perspective, The Quakers in America is a penetrating account of an influential, vibrant, and often misunderstood religious sect.

The Cambridge Companion to Quakerism

Author: Stephen W. Angell
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107136601
Release Date: 2018-03-31
Genre: Religion

A vigorous, innovative, compelling introduction to Quakers, fully global in reach, and utilizing the best Quaker scholars from every continent.

The Spirit of the Quakers

Author: Geoffrey Durham
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300175011
Release Date: 2010-01-01

Who are the Quakers, what do they believe, and what do they practice? The Religious Society of Friends--also known as Quakers---believes that everyone can have a direct experience of God. Quakers express this in a unique form of worship that inspires them to work for change in themselves and in the world. In "The Spirit of the Quakers," Geoffrey Durham, himself a Friend, explains Quakerism through quotations from writings that cover 350 years, from the beginnings of the movement to the present day. Peace and equality are major themes in the book, but readers will also find thought-provoking passages on the importance of action for social change, the primacy of truth, the value of simplicity, the need for a sense of community, and much more. The quoted texts convey a powerful religious impulse, courage in the face of persecution, the warmth of human relationships, and dedicated perseverance in promoting just causes. The extended quotations have been carefully selected from well-known Quakers such as George Fox, William Penn, John Greenleaf Whittier, Elizabeth Fry and John Woolman, as well as many contemporary Friends. Together with Geoffrey Durham's enlightening and sympathetic introductions to the texts, the extracts from these writers form an engaging, often moving guide to this accessible and open-hearted religious faith.

Religion and Youth

Author: Pink Dandelion
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317067719
Release Date: 2016-04-08
Genre: Religion

What is the future of religion given the responses of young people? What impact do existing religious forms have on youth? What kind of spirituality and religion are young people creating for themselves? Religion and Youth presents an accessible guide to the key issues in the study of youth and religion, including methodological perspectives. It provides a key teaching text in these areas for undergraduates, and a book of rigorous scholarship for postgraduates, academics and practitioners. Offering the first comprehensive international perspective on the sociology of youth and religion, this book reveals key geographical and organisational variables as well as the complexities of the engagement between youth and religion. The book is divided into six parts organised around central themes: Generation X and their legacy; The Big Picture - surveys of belief and practice in the USA, UK and Australia; Expression - how young people construct and live out their religion and spirituality; Identity - the role of religion in shaping young people's sense of self and social belonging; Transmission - passing on the faith (or not); Researching Youth Religion - debates, issues and techniques in researching young people's religion and spirituality. James A. Beckford writes the Foreword and Linda Woodhead the Epilogue.

Nineteenth Century Religion and Literature

Author: Mark Knight
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780199277100
Release Date: 2006-11-16
Genre: Literary Criticism

This work introduces key debates, movements, and ideas relating to the Christian religion, and connects these to literary developments from 1750-1914. The authors provide close readings of popular texts and use these to explore complex religious ideas.

The Many Faces of Faith

Author: Richard R. Losch
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 0802805213
Release Date: 2002-05
Genre: Religion

An Episcopal priest provides an introduction to various world religions and discusses the theological and historical distinctions between the numerous Christian denominations.

Early Quakers and their Theological Thought

Author: Stephen W. Angell
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107050525
Release Date: 2015-07-08
Genre: Religion

This comprehensive theological analysis of leading early Quakers' work, offers fresh insights into what they were really saying.

Quaker Spirituality

Author: Douglas Van Steere
Publisher: Paulist Press
ISBN: 0809125102
Release Date: 1984
Genre: Religion

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.

British Quakers and Religious Language

Author: Rhiannon Grant
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004379145
Release Date: 2018-06-07
Genre: Religion

In British Quakers and Religious Language, Rhiannon Grant explores the ways in which this community discusses the Divine. She identifies characteristic patterns of language use and uncovers the philosophical and theological claims that support these patterns.

Introduction to World Religions

Author: Christopher Hugh Partridge
Publisher: Fortress Press
ISBN: 0800637143
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Religion

Objective, authoritative and lavishly illustrated with nearly 200 full-colour photographs, maps and diagrams, Introduction to World Religions will be widely welcomed by all those seeking to understand the complexity and diversity of the world's religious landscape.