The Quakers : their story and message

by A. Neave Brayshaw

Paperback, 1969



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Q BRA 1969


London : Friends Home Service Committee, [1969]


0900657642 / 9780900657641


Originally published in 1921. This is the 1930's enlarged and revised edition. . Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Home Farm Books are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork. A detailed history of Quakerism. The author has set forth an important historical sketch of the Society of Friends in England, with chapters on early American Quakerism and Quaker work world wide. Contents Include: The century preceding George Fox. George Fox: The name "Quaker" The Inner Light and Salvation. The inner light and the scriptures: The expression of the new experience. Publishing the message. Early Quakerism in Ireland and America. The work of William Penn. The Quaker worship: Meetings in early days. Members one of another. The leadings of the light: Plainness, Oaths, War, Honesty: The exaggeration of Nayler. The restoration: Persecution. The Quaker meeting for Church business. The 18th century. Quietism and seclusion: The "Circular Meetings." Tradition. Philanthropy. Work for slaves. The peace testimony. Social life. The 19th century. Emergence from seclusion. The evangelical movement. Joseph John Gurney. History of Quaker ministry. Foreign and home mission work. Adult and childrens schools. The new thought. John Wilhelm Rowntree. Peace service during and after the Great war. All Friends Conference 1920 and the Peace Testimony. The soul of Quakerism. etc.… (more)

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