Quakers in America, 1st Edition

  • Thomas D. Hamm
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  • ISBN-10: 023150893X
  • ISBN-13: 9780231508933
  • DDC: 289.673
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 293 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released August 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

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Provides a concise history of the Religious Society of Friends, an introduction to its beliefs and practices, and a vivid picture of the culture and controversies of the Friends today.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Columbia Contemporary American Religion Series.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
The Quakers in America.
Meeting for Worship and Meeting for Business.
The Origins of American Quakerism, 1640–1800.
1: George Fox and the Children of Light.
2: The Quaker Movement, 1652–1660.
3: Friends in the New World.
4: Change, 1660–1689.
5: The Holy Experiment.
6: Quietism.
7: The Quaker Reformation.
8: Quaker Benevolence.
9: Friends and the American Revolution.
Their Separate Ways: American Friends Since 1800.
10: The Great Migration.
11: The Hicksite Separation.
12: Hicksites After 1827.
13: Orthodox Friends, 1827–1860.
14: Gurneyites and the Great Revival, 1860–1900.
15: The Quaker Search for Order.
16: Reunion, Diffusion, Growth, and Decline.
Quaker Faiths and Practices.
17: Worship.
18: The Ministry of All Believers.
19: Decision Making.
20: Simplicity.
21: Education.
22: Commonalities.
Contemporary Quaker Debates.
23: Is Quakerism Christian?.
24: Leadership.
25: Authority.
26: Sexuality.
27: Identity.
28: Unity and Diversity.
29: Growth and Decline.
Quakers and the World.
30: Quaker Worldviews.
31: The Peace Testimony.
32: American Friends and People of Color.
33: Realizing Quaker Aspirations: The American Friends Service Committee and the Friends Committee on National Legislation.
"A Quarterly Meeting in Herself": Quaker Women, Marriage, and the Family.
34: Quaker Women: History.
35: Quaker Women Today.
36: Marriage and the Family.
Quaker Lives: Past and Contemporary.
Resources for Further Study.