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The Quaker Colonies By Sydeny G. Fisher
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Overview of the settlement and governance of the colonies of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, including politics of the Penn Family. Much on ethnic groups who settled these colonies and their... More > relgious faiths as well. Fully indexed. Hardcover.< Less
Quakers in Lewes By David Hitchin
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This is a history of the Quakers of Lewes Meeting from its origin in 1655. From being persecuted by the other inhabitants they gradually achieved respectability and then civic prominence. Their... More > religious thinking has developed over the years, but it is still centered in the silent Meeting for Worship.< Less
Quakers in Lewes By David Hitchin
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This is a history of the Quakers of Lewes Meeting from its origin in 1655. From being persecuted by the other inhabitants they gradually achieved respectability and then civic prominence. Their... More > religious thinking has developed over the years, but it is still centered in the silent Meeting for Worship.< Less
Quaker Artists By Gary Sandman
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DID YOU KNOW .... *that Judi Dench, James Michener and Annie Oakley were Quakers? *that Joan Baez, Ben Kingsley and F. Murray Abrahams have attended Friends Meeting? *that... More > Dave Matthews, Bonnie Raitt and James Dean were raised Quakers? *that Popeye the Quaker Man, a Quaker Tapestry and Quaker stained glass exists? The second edition of the book Quaker Artists contains the stories of the above artists and more: 286 reviews in all, a history of Friends, a history of Quaker art, study questions, artist’s queries, 44 reproductions of the artists' works, 51 illustrations, a bibliography, an alphabetical index and an artist’s index. The period covered is 1659 to 2015. Friends from 18 different countries are included. Poets, painters, dancers, musicians, films and 13 other categories are included. (It is three times the size of the first edition!)< Less
Quaker Artists By Gary Sandman
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DID YOU KNOW ....that Judi Dench, James Michener and Annie Oakley were Quakers? That Joan Baez, Ben Kingsley and F. Murray Abrahams have attended Friends Meeting? That Dave Matthews, Bonnie Raitt... More > and James Dean were raised Quakers? The second edition of the book Quaker Artists contains the stories of the above artists and more: 286 reviews in all, a history of Friends, a history of Quaker art, study questions, artist’s queries, 44 reproductions of the artists' works, 51 illustrations, a bibliography, an alphabetical index and an artist’s index. The period covered is 1659 to 2015. Friends from 18 different countries are included. Poets, painters, dancers, musicians, films and 13 other categories are included. (It is three times the size of the first edition!) Quaker Artists is an entertaining and celebratory read in itself but it has other uses, too: as a resource for study groups, a reference for libraries and a curriculum for First Day Schools.< Less
The Quaker Colonies: History of the Early Quaker Settlements in New England and the Delaware River By Sydney G. Fisher
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Sydney G. Fisher describes the arrival and settlement of the Quaker denomination in colonial North America during the 17th and 18th centuries. The initial chapter of Fisher’s work is enmeshed... More > with the establishment of the Quaker movement within the United Kingdom. Formed in opposition to the Puritan ideas, Quakerism formed in the wake of the chaos of the English Civil War. At the same time, colonists were encouraged to travel to North America, that Britain’s holdings be expanded and the new continent’s wealth be enjoyed by the settlers and the wider Empire. Second only to the Puritans in number, many Quakers departed England after suffering persecution – eager for a fresh start, thousands acted to bolster the settlements of Philadelphia, New Jersey and smaller towns on the Delaware river. They became traders and planters, and the presence of the Society of Friends in these cities is clear to behold to this day. The cover photograph of this edition is of a Quaker almshouse in Philadelphia, built in 1713.< Less
Quakers in My Past By Sara Tanke
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Seven generations of Quaker ancestors: their migrations to and around the Colonies
Being a Quaker: A Guide for Newcomers By Geoffrey Durham
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Being a Quaker: A Guide for Newcomers is a warm and incisive introduction to the faith of British Quakers. Drawing on the author’s experience and the words of other Quakers of today, it is an... More > inspiring exploration of the beliefs and commitment of a unique religious group. An exhilarating read for anyone interested in the life of the Spirit.< Less
Quakerism: A Religion of Life (Hardcover) By Rufus M. Jones
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Rufus Matthew Jones lays out the tenets of Quaker religion, helping the reader to understand and appreciate the tenets of morality, the beliefs and the customs which comprise the Quaker... More > tradition. Founded in the 17th century as an alternative creed to Puritanism, the Quaker movement was one of the most successful Christian creeds. Its unique interpretation of the message of Christ, and its pioneering ideas of collaboration and cooperation, drove followers to forge great bonds of strength and enterprise. Amid persecution and upheaval in England, many Quakers decided to emigrate to colonial North America – their presence is prominent in the history of New England, and many Quakers would go on to become successful and respected figures in civic life. Rufus Jones was born in Maine to a family with a long history of activity in the Quaker movement. Proving to be an able student of theology and philosophy, his expertise in these subjects is reflected in his lectures and writings.< Less
Quakerism: A Religion of Life By Rufus M. Jones
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Rufus Matthew Jones lays out the tenets of Quaker religion, helping the reader to understand and appreciate the tenets of morality, the beliefs and the customs which comprise the Quaker... More > tradition. Founded in the 17th century as an alternative creed to Puritanism, the Quaker movement was one of the most successful Christian creeds. Its unique interpretation of the message of Christ, and its pioneering ideas of collaboration and cooperation, drove followers to forge great bonds of strength and enterprise. Amid persecution and upheaval in England, many Quakers decided to emigrate to colonial North America – their presence is prominent in the history of New England, and many Quakers would go on to become successful and respected figures in civic life. Rufus Jones was born in Maine to a family with a long history of activity in the Quaker movement. Proving to be an able student of theology and philosophy, his expertise in these subjects is reflected in his lectures and writings.< Less

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