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    DescriptionWho 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.


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    Title
    The Spirit of the Quakers
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Geoffrey Durham
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 322 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780300167368
    ISBN 10: 0300167369
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.4
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP028
    Ingram Theme: RELI/CHRIST
    B&T General Subject: 690
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25440
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: RL
    Libri: I-RL
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BIC subject category V2: HRCC97
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 37
    B&T Approval Code: A13806024
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 289.609
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: REL088000
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    LC classification: BX7631.3 .S65 2010
    Thema V1.0: QRMB37
    Edition statement
    New.
    Publisher
    Yale University Press
    Imprint name
    Yale University Press
    Publication date
    16 November 2010
    Publication City/Country
    New Haven
    Author Information
    Geoffrey Durham became a member of the Religious Society of Friends in 1999. As a founding member of Quaker Quest, a pioneering outreach project, he has spoken or facilitated at some 300 public meetings, fielding questions and concerns from enquirers. He contributed articles to all seven of the "Twelve Quakers and..." series, and edited Twelve Quakers and Pacifism and Twelve Quakers and Equality. He lives in the UK.
    Review quote
    "They [the Quakers] are fascinating. . . . Durham directs the reader to the movement's most articulate members. . . . The reader sees what goes on in Quaker meetings [and] how inspired members have contributed to social change in many areas."--;i>Los Angeles Times"--Susan Salter Reynolds "Los Angeles Times "