An Introduction to Quakerism Kindle æ An Introduction

An Introduction to Quakerism Kindle æ An Introduction

An Introduction to Quakerism ❰PDF / Epub❯ ✅ An Introduction to Quakerism Author Pink Dandelion – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk This is a comprehensive introduction to Quakerism which balances a history of the theology of the Quakers or Friends with an overview of present day practice It charts the growth of the Quaker movemen This is a comprehensive introduction to Quakerism which balances a history of the theology of the Quakers or Friends with an overview of present day practice It charts the growth of the Quaker movement through the s and s, its different theological emphasis in the eighteenth century, and the schisms of the nineteenth century which resulted in the range of Quaker traditions found around the An Introduction PDF/EPUB ² world today The book focuses in particular on notions of endtime , spiritual intimacy , and what counts as the world as key areas of theological change The second half of the book uses extracts from Quaker texts to highlight differences in belief and approach between the different traditions and analyses their future prospects The book is generously illustrated and includes numerous diagrams to help the reader Undergraduate and graduate students will find this an essential introduction to the Quaker movement.


10 thoughts on “An Introduction to Quakerism

  1. Twila Newey Twila Newey says:

    An Introduction to Quakerism, Pink Dandelion 255pp A broad academic look at Quaker history and theology I ve been attending a Quaker Meeting a couple of times a month and was initially attracted by the lack of hierarchy, commitment to social justice, and simplicity as core values This book confirmed that Quakers did things like outlawing slavery in their own communities almost 100 years prior to the rest of the U.S The women were naturally drawn to the fight for women s rights, because they An Introduction to Quakerism, Pink Dandelion 255pp A broad academic look at Quaker history and theology I ve been attending a Quaker Meeting a couple of times a month and was initially attracted by the lack of hierarchy, commitment to social justice, and simplicity as core values This book confirmed that Quakers did things like outlawing slavery in their own communities almost 100 years prior to the rest of the U.S The women were naturally drawn to the fight for women s rights, because they were treated as spiritual equals from the inception of the religion They also went through long periods of creating all the trappings, so common to other religions, and classifying people asand less righteous by their level of adherence to certain codes of dress and behaviors It was helpful in giving me some understanding of the splits that have occurred over time and insight into the type of meeting I m currently attending, as well as describing the approach and significance of stillness as spiritual practice I m also beginning to make connections across reading materials, which is very satisfying For instance, in Marilynne Robinson s intro to When I Was a Child I Read Books , she calls Walt Whitman a Quaker I d never heard that, though you can certainly hear the Quaker ideas in Leaves of Grass, which I m currently listening to and reading So I googled it He was not a Quaker, but Elias Hicks was an early and profound influence I would have had no idea who Mr Hicks was or what his influence meant, but knowing that he was the leader of a major theological schism in Quakerism where he claimed the guidance of inner light as the ultimate authority, and opposed the adoption of pastors and ultimate scriptural authority, illuminates the significance of his influence You can decidedly hear that line of thought drawn out in Leaves of Grass I love books


  2. Mackenzie Mackenzie says:

    Very informative After reading this book, the names of all the various branches of Quakerism in the US are much less confusing It also answers why nowadays Quakers don t usually dress historically plain and have colours and art.


  3. Fiona Robson Fiona Robson says:

    An interesting read, especially if you wish to explore the history of Quakerism and an overview of how it has developed and evolved.


  4. Mark Oppenlander Mark Oppenlander says:

    Pink Dandelion is an internationally known scholar on Quaker history and thought I heard him speak on the history of Quaker theology a few years ago and became intrigued enough to pick up this book and learnIn it, Dandelion walks the reader through the basic ideas, practices and tenets of Quakerism from its mid 17th century beginnings in England, through the diversity of strains that evolved in the movement during the 19th century, especially in the US, to its current incarnations worldw Pink Dandelion is an internationally known scholar on Quaker history and thought I heard him speak on the history of Quaker theology a few years ago and became intrigued enough to pick up this book and learnIn it, Dandelion walks the reader through the basic ideas, practices and tenets of Quakerism from its mid 17th century beginnings in England, through the diversity of strains that evolved in the movement during the 19th century, especially in the US, to its current incarnations worldwide in the 20th and 21st centuries.A lot of the focus of this exploration is on how Quakers viewed themselves eschatologically Were the Quakers, the beginning of the end And if they did view themselves as sanctified and set apart in some special way, how did this affect their relationship with the world As the movement grew older, how did this view of the place of Quakers in history change And how did Quaker theology shift to cope with changing views of the end times and of the larger believing and non believing world For a practicing Quaker this is a fascinating book If, like me, you belong to a Friends meeting but are aware of other brands of Friends, and want to know what makes those other Quakers tick, this might just be the book for you Dandelion does a nice job of being descriptive and informative without taking sides He describes the influences that caused the Orthodox, Hicksite, Wilburite and Gurneyite splits And he effectively describes the major schools of thought in present day Quakerism worldwide and suggests some possible future trajectories based on current trends.I will warn you however that for someone not familiar with Quakerism at all, this book drops a lot of names and references with only the briefest of explanations If you are not already familiar with some of the major Quaker historical figures and some of the basic Quaker nomenclature, this book might just leave you swimming So although it calls itself An Introduction to Quakerism, it might not be the ideal starting place to learn about Quakers for the non initiated


  5. Itai Itai says:

    Ben Pink Dandelion is Programme Leader, Centre for Postgraduate Quaker Studies at Woodbrooke Quaker Studies Centre and Reader in Quaker Studies at the University of Birmingham How did he come by his name When I was living in an anarchist peace camp, one of the few things we all agreed to do was change our names to protest against names being passed down from our fathers also to choose ones that were neither obviously male or female Quakers don t use titles, so they would ask Who are you Ben Pink Dandelion is Programme Leader, Centre for Postgraduate Quaker Studies at Woodbrooke Quaker Studies Centre and Reader in Quaker Studies at the University of Birmingham How did he come by his name When I was living in an anarchist peace camp, one of the few things we all agreed to do was change our names to protest against names being passed down from our fathers also to choose ones that were neither obviously male or female Quakers don t use titles, so they would ask Who are you I would say Ben but I m not really Ben I m Pink Dandelion In the end, asworks have been published it would have been confusing to change so I just say Please call me Ben Pink Dandelion


  6. Helen Lombard Helen Lombard says:

    Born into a Quaker family, it was nice reading about the diversity of the Quaker faith, and its complexity The reading is pretty dense, sometimes arid, and you do need to focus a little in the beginning to get the denominations right, but you get a clear and well written understanding of the situation There seems to be a small bias in favor of Liberal Quakers, but generally speaking the author stays rather neutral It was also neat reading how Quakers are just as picky and stubborn as any othe Born into a Quaker family, it was nice reading about the diversity of the Quaker faith, and its complexity The reading is pretty dense, sometimes arid, and you do need to focus a little in the beginning to get the denominations right, but you get a clear and well written understanding of the situation There seems to be a small bias in favor of Liberal Quakers, but generally speaking the author stays rather neutral It was also neat reading how Quakers are just as picky and stubborn as any other religious group


  7. Carl Carl says:

    Useful and informative for the history of Quakerism, but I get the feeling that Dandelion does not come out of a Hicksite background, and I don t get the sense that he grasps the deep spirituality of the Hicksite branch of Quakerism I was also a little disappointed that the second portion of the book spent comparatively little time on African and South American Quakerism as distinct from the Yearly Meetings from which they sprung.


  8. Gloria Denoon Gloria Denoon says:

    This is a hard and, in some cases, dry read, but extremely enriching, resourceful, and provocative.


  9. Chad Chad says:

    This is pretty dense and heavy for an introduction, but, heck, it s an Oxford Press book, so you re in for a lecture.Good, solid, and comprehensive look at Quakers.


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