By Pink Dandelion
This is definitely the right introductory advisor to the heritage and ideas of the Quakers, one of many world's such a lot attention-grabbing and enigmatic non secular teams. rising in England within the 1650s as an intensive sect hard the established order, the Quakers at the moment are most sensible identified for his or her anti-slavery actions, their principled stance opposed to warfare, and their pioneering paintings in penal reform. recognized Quakers contain Thomas Paine, Walt Whitman, Lucretia Mott, Herbert Hoover, James Dean, Judi Dench, and A.S. Byatt. And whereas the gang nonetheless continues a particular worship way to in achieving a right away stumble upon with God, which has been on the middle of the move when you consider that its starting, Quakers this present day are hugely assorted: a few perform a protestant evangelicalism, others aren't any longer Christian. during this generously illustrated booklet, purple Dandelion, the best specialist on Quaker experiences, attracts at the newest scholarship to chart the heritage of the sect and its present-day range all over the world, exploring its special approach to worship, trust, theology and language, and ecumenism. It concludes by way of putting the Quakers within the wider spiritual photograph and predicting its future.
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