British Quakerism, 1860-1920 : the transformation of a religious community (Book, 2001) [University of Maryland, College Park]
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British Quakerism, 1860-1920 : the transformation of a religious community

Author: Thomas C Kennedy
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Professor Kennedy's book chronicles the metamorphosis of the British Society of Friends from a tiny, self-isolated body of peculiar people into a theologically liberal, spiritually vital association of activists. This transformation was, first and foremost, the product of a spiritual and intellectual struggle among Quaker factions - evangelical, conservative and liberal - seeking to delineate the future path of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas C Kennedy
ISBN: 0198270356 9780198270355
OCLC Number: 45618305
Description: xv, 477 pages : portraits ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. The Condition of Friends --
2. Spiritual Rebellion --
3. An Angry God or A Reasonable Faith? --
4. Prophetic Vision --
5. The New Quakerism --
6. 'Kindly Silence the Men a Bit': Women in the Society of Friends, 1860-1914 --
7. Never to Fight with Carnal Weapons --
8. Renaissance Years, 1902-1914 --
9. 'A Ghoulish Terror of Darkness' --
10. War and the Social Order --
11. Abiding Wounds, 1918-1920 --
12. Legacies of the Quaker Transformation.
Responsibility: Thomas C. Kennedy.

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In 1860 the British Society of Friends was a peculiar inward-looking sect, diminishing in numbers and influence. By 1920, British Quakerism, possessed economic, social, and moral influence out of  Read more...
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In less skillful hands much of the description of factional infighting and doctrinal niceties would read only as dull and worthy esoteric detail, for enthusiasts and denominational historians only. Read more...

 
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