An Introduction to Quakerism
By (author) Dr. Pink Dandelion
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Introduction to Quakerism by Dr. Pink Dandelion
Book DescriptionThis 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 1650s and 1660s, 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 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521841115
(228mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 12-Apr-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Dr. Pink Dandelion
Oxford Handbook of Quaker Studies, Paperback (September 2015)
This handbook provides an in-depth survey of historical readings of Quakerism; a treatment of its key theological premises and its links with wider Christian thinking; an analysis of its distinctive ecclesiastical forms and practices; chapters on its social, economic, political, and ethical outcomes; as well as an extensive bibliography.
Early Quakers and Their Theological Thought, Hardback (July 2015)
This comprehensive theological analysis of leading early Quakers' work, offers fresh insights into what they were really saying.
Religion and Youth, Paperback (July 2010)» View all books by Dr. Pink Dandelion
What is the future of religion given the responses of young people? Offering a comprehensive international perspective on the sociology of youth and religion, this book reveals key geographical and organisational variables as well as the complexities of the engagement between youth and religion.
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Author Biography - Dr. Pink Dandelion
Pink Dandelion is Programme Leader, Centre for Postgraduate Quaker Studies at Woodbrooke Quaker Studies Centre and Honorary Professor in Quaker Studies at the University of Birmingham.
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