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Convergent Friends: The Emergence Of Postmodern Quakerism, C. Wess Daniels Feb 2016

Convergent Friends: The Emergence Of Postmodern Quakerism, C. Wess Daniels

Quaker Studies

Postmodernism is ushering in radical change for the Church. Some theologians argue that this change, especially given the discontinuities between modernism and postmodernism, affords new opportunities. Because of these changes there is a decline in many Christian traditions in the West, but there is also a renaissance of ' emerging churches'. The same can be said for Quakers who are experiencing a renaissance of their own. 'Convergent Friends' are a decentralized, international, body of Quakers seeking to renew their tradition through a growing awareness of the need to interact with culture missionally. Their origins and interactions are unique to Convergence Culture ...


Faedo's "A Bio-Bibliography Of Eighteenth-Century Religious Women In England And Spain" - Book Review, Betty Hagglund Feb 2015

Faedo's "A Bio-Bibliography Of Eighteenth-Century Religious Women In England And Spain" - Book Review, Betty Hagglund

Quaker Studies

No abstract provided.


Finnegan's "Participating In The Knowledge Society: Researchers Beyond The University Walls" - Book Review, Rosemary Moore Feb 2015

Finnegan's "Participating In The Knowledge Society: Researchers Beyond The University Walls" - Book Review, Rosemary Moore

Quaker Studies

No abstract provided.


Arweck And Collins's "Reading Religion In Text And Context: Reflections Of Faith And Practice In Religious Materials" & Arweck And Keenan's "Materializing Religion: Expression, Performance And Ritual" - Book Review, Betty Hagglund Feb 2015

Arweck And Collins's "Reading Religion In Text And Context: Reflections Of Faith And Practice In Religious Materials" & Arweck And Keenan's "Materializing Religion: Expression, Performance And Ritual" - Book Review, Betty Hagglund

Quaker Studies

No abstract provided.


Smith & Lundquist Denton's "Soul Searching: The Religious And Spiritual Lives Of American Teenagers" - Book Review, Simon Best Feb 2015

Smith & Lundquist Denton's "Soul Searching: The Religious And Spiritual Lives Of American Teenagers" - Book Review, Simon Best

Quaker Studies

No abstract provided.


Buckley & Angell's "The Quaker Bible Reader" - Book Review, Renato Lings Feb 2015

Buckley & Angell's "The Quaker Bible Reader" - Book Review, Renato Lings

Quaker Studies

No abstract provided.


Reynolds's "Was George Fox A Gnostic? An Examination Of Foxian Theology From A Valentinian Gnostic Perspective" - Book Review, Rex Ambler Feb 2015

Reynolds's "Was George Fox A Gnostic? An Examination Of Foxian Theology From A Valentinian Gnostic Perspective" - Book Review, Rex Ambler

Quaker Studies

No abstract provided.


Satre's "Chocolate On Trial: Slavery, Politics And The Ethics Of Business" - Book Review, Hilary Pinder Feb 2015

Satre's "Chocolate On Trial: Slavery, Politics And The Ethics Of Business" - Book Review, Hilary Pinder

Quaker Studies

No abstract provided.


Abbott, Chijioke, Dandelion, And Oliver's "The A To Z Of Friends (Quakers)" - Book Review, Robert Card Feb 2015

Abbott, Chijioke, Dandelion, And Oliver's "The A To Z Of Friends (Quakers)" - Book Review, Robert Card

Quaker Studies

No abstract provided.


Gerona's "Night Journeys: The Power Of Dreams In Transatlantic Quaker Culture" - Book Review, Michele Lise Tarter Feb 2015

Gerona's "Night Journeys: The Power Of Dreams In Transatlantic Quaker Culture" - Book Review, Michele Lise Tarter

Quaker Studies

No abstract provided.


Muers's "Keeping God's Silence: Towards A Theological Ethics Of Communication" - Book Review, Rex Ambler Feb 2015

Muers's "Keeping God's Silence: Towards A Theological Ethics Of Communication" - Book Review, Rex Ambler

Quaker Studies

No abstract provided.


Insider Research Into 'Experiment With Light': Uncomfortable Reflexivity In A Different Field, Helen Meads Feb 2015

Insider Research Into 'Experiment With Light': Uncomfortable Reflexivity In A Different Field, Helen Meads

Quaker Studies

In this article based on ongoing research, I discuss the difficulty of separating my personal experience from my research into 'Experiment with Light'. I argue by reference to the work of Labaree, Pillow and Boff that the inherent complexities of researching a process which itself seeks 'Truth' requires the researcher to be reflexive to the point of discomfort. I show how the dilemmas Labaree identifies in insider research signal Pillow's uncomfortable reflexivity and move her analysis beyond the context of race and gender to the religious context, where it serves a different purpose. I conclude by reference to Boff ...


Quaker Events For Young People: Informal Education And Faith Transmission, Simon Best Feb 2015

Quaker Events For Young People: Informal Education And Faith Transmission, Simon Best

Quaker Studies

This article examines Quaker events for young people and explores the nature of these events through examination of official policies, questionnaires and observation at events. It examines the purposes of Quaker events for young people as described by official policies and by youth work practitioners and examines the significance of these events in the lives of adolescent Quakers. Quaker events for young people are analysed in comparison with the values and principles of 'informal education'. Contrasts are drawn between Quaker events for young people and Christian youth work. This article also explores the nature of faith transmission at Quaker events ...


You May Lead A Horse To Water...Friends And The 1986 Swarthmore Lecture, Hazel Shellens Feb 2015

You May Lead A Horse To Water...Friends And The 1986 Swarthmore Lecture, Hazel Shellens

Quaker Studies

The 1 986 Swarthmore Lecture, given by the Quaker Women's Group, was essentially a consciousness- raising exercise. It was intended to 'bring into the light' the experience of women in the Society of Friends; experience which had frequently been under-valued or ignored. Writing centred around a number of different topics including women and violence, feminist theology, women and peace, and sexism in language and education. Bringing the Invisible into the Light made a huge impact at the time of its delivery, but despite the enormous interest that it engendered, it did not lead to any major changes and no ...


Yealand Manor School, Susan Vipont Hartshorne Feb 2015

Yealand Manor School, Susan Vipont Hartshorne

Quaker Studies

In 1939 a small group of Manchester Friends set up a school for Quaker children evacuated from the northern cities for the duration of the war. It was open from September 1939 to July 1944 and during this time 183 children, aged between three and twelve years, passed through the school. In addition a number of refugees, mainly Jewish children, came to the school. The maximum number at the school at any one time was 76. It was staffed almost entirely by volunteers. In this article I focus on several of the more unusual aspects of this school. These include ...


Woodbrooke In Wider Context: The Enduring Thread Of Adult Education, Pam Lunn Feb 2015

Woodbrooke In Wider Context: The Enduring Thread Of Adult Education, Pam Lunn

Quaker Studies

The usual story told of Woodbrooke's history is an entirely Quaker-centric account, focused on the currents in the Religious Society of Friends in Britain in the mid-nineteenth century, the 1895 Manchester Conference, and its aftermath. However, the currents affecting the religious concern for the education of adults stretch back through all denominations into the eighteenth century, and the Quaker activities were characteristic of the era. Similarly, the fortunes of Woodbrooke in the twentieth century are within the mainstream of other adult education provision and are affected, even though not directly controlled, by the cultural changes creating and created by ...


The Magic Lantern And The Cinema: Adult Schools, Educational Settlements And Secularisation In Britain, C. 1900-1950, Mark Freeman Feb 2015

The Magic Lantern And The Cinema: Adult Schools, Educational Settlements And Secularisation In Britain, C. 1900-1950, Mark Freeman

Quaker Studies

This article examines the impact of an increasingly secularised demand for adult education in the first half of the twentieth century on two movements with which Quakers were closely associated: the adult schools and the educational settlements. It argues that the educational settlements, originally established to extend and enhance the work of the adult schools, were better able to accommodate to a secularised climate, and this ensured their survival. Neither movement flourished in the same way as the secular Workers' Educational Association and adult education provided by local education authorities, and this reflected the weakness of religious adult education in ...


Some Quaker Attitudes To The Printed Word In The Nineteenth Century, Edwina Newman Feb 2015

Some Quaker Attitudes To The Printed Word In The Nineteenth Century, Edwina Newman

Quaker Studies

This study uses the evidence of one Meeting House's collection of old books to explore Quaker understanding of the experience of reading. The Religious Society of Friends sought to exercise considerable control over the literary interests of its members, but charges of narrow-mindedness need to be set against the wider historical context and the practice of teaching literacy to all Quaker children. In addition to the patriarchal tone found in much advice and commentary on reading, Quaker books reflected concerns about both rationalism and evangelical 'biblicism'. Although books were an important consolidating and educating force within the Society, reading ...


'A Civil And Useful Life': Quaker Women, Education And The Development Of Professional Identities 1800-1835, Camilla Leach Feb 2015

'A Civil And Useful Life': Quaker Women, Education And The Development Of Professional Identities 1800-1835, Camilla Leach

Quaker Studies

Exhorted by George Fox to live a 'Civil and useful life', educated middle-class Quaker women who did not feel called to undertake a recognised ministerial role within the Religious Society of Friends still used their education and skills to the benefit of the wider community. This article examines the engagement of Quaker women with education by focussing on the work of Mariabella and Rachel Howard (mother and daughter), who were involved in several educational charities between 1800 and 1835. The article seeks to address the irony of two educational campaigners who as non-professional women sought to professionalise the work of ...


Learning To Be Quaker: Spiritual Formation And Religious Education Among Early Friends, Martha Paxson Grundy Feb 2015

Learning To Be Quaker: Spiritual Formation And Religious Education Among Early Friends, Martha Paxson Grundy

Quaker Studies

The theology and lifestyle that grew from Friends' transforming experience of'primitive Christianity revived' differed from the dominant culture, exacting a high cost. Relying on early Friends' writing, this article examines how this new paradigm was transmitted. Friends summarized the basis of their faith with the phrase 'Christ is come to teach his people himself' (Benson 1968: 36; 1976: 3; Cooper 1990: 2; Freiday 1984: 4; Grundy 2002b: 11-13, 15, 17). In the 1650s and 1660s most people who became Friends were first worked on internally by the Holy Spirit. When they heard a Quaker preach, the words reached to ...


Editorial (Quaker Studies Volume 11, Issue 2), Pink Dandelion Feb 2015

Editorial (Quaker Studies Volume 11, Issue 2), Pink Dandelion

Quaker Studies

No abstract provided.


Neelon's "James Nayler: Revolutionary To Prophet" - Book Review, Gerard Guiton Feb 2015

Neelon's "James Nayler: Revolutionary To Prophet" - Book Review, Gerard Guiton

Quaker Studies

No abstract provided.


Smith, Suzuki, & Wiseman's "Women's Political Writings, 1610-1725" - Book Review, Betty Hagglund Feb 2015

Smith, Suzuki, & Wiseman's "Women's Political Writings, 1610-1725" - Book Review, Betty Hagglund

Quaker Studies

No abstract provided.


Freeman's "Quaker Extension C. 1905-1930: The Yorkshire 1905 Committee" - Book Review, Susan Robson Feb 2015

Freeman's "Quaker Extension C. 1905-1930: The Yorkshire 1905 Committee" - Book Review, Susan Robson

Quaker Studies

No abstract provided.


Dandelion & Collins' "The Quaker Condition: The Sociology Of A Liberal Religion" - Book Review, Eleanor Nesbitt Feb 2015

Dandelion & Collins' "The Quaker Condition: The Sociology Of A Liberal Religion" - Book Review, Eleanor Nesbitt

Quaker Studies

No abstract provided.


Convergent Friends: The Emergence Of Postmodern Quakerism, C. Wess Daniels Feb 2015

Convergent Friends: The Emergence Of Postmodern Quakerism, C. Wess Daniels

Quaker Studies

Postmodernism is ushering in radical change for the Church. Some theologians argue that this change, especially given the discontinuities between modernism and postmodernism, affords new opportunities. Because of these changes there is a decline in many Christian traditions in the West, but there is also a renaissance of ' emerging churches'. The same can be said for Quakers who are experiencing a renaissance of their own. 'Convergent Friends' are a decentralized, international, body of Quakers seeking to renew their tradition through a growing awareness of the need to interact with culture missionally. Their origins and interactions are unique to Convergence Culture ...


'The Journeys Of George Fox, 1652-1653': Interim Report On A Research Project And Website, Meg Twycross, Hilary Hinds, Alison Findlay Feb 2015

'The Journeys Of George Fox, 1652-1653': Interim Report On A Research Project And Website, Meg Twycross, Hilary Hinds, Alison Findlay

Quaker Studies

The research project on 'Early Quakers in the North West' recently issued a test version of the opening sections of the website in which it will publish its findings. Here the project member responsible for the website's construction describes its structure and ethos, and explains why web presentation is particularly well suited to this topic, as a research tool as well as a means of publication. At present the account by George Fox of his travels through 'the 1652 country' provides the organising narrative thread. A new electronic edition of the three versions of Fox's Journal for 1652-53 ...


'Upon The Quakers And The Quietists': Quietism, Power And Authority In Late Seventeenth-Century France, And Its Relation To Quaker History And Theology, Elaine Pryce Feb 2015

'Upon The Quakers And The Quietists': Quietism, Power And Authority In Late Seventeenth-Century France, And Its Relation To Quaker History And Theology, Elaine Pryce

Quaker Studies

This article poses a number of questions around its subject matter, from which I develop some explanatory frameworks and further conceptualizations of Quietism. It addresses, primarily, the questions: What is Quietism? What were the issues of power and authority leading to the infamous Quietist Controversy in late seventeenth-century France? And subsequently, what is the nature of Quietism's connection to the Quaker theological tradition?


Mary Morris Knowles: Devout, Worldly, And 'Gay'?, Judith Jennings Feb 2015

Mary Morris Knowles: Devout, Worldly, And 'Gay'?, Judith Jennings

Quaker Studies

This essay examines three themes relating to the beliefs and actions of Mary Morris Knowles (1733-1807) as a devout Quaker woman, incorporates new research and places her in multiple contexts within eighteenth-century Quakerism. Considering Knowles in relation to the themes of self and collective identity, her concepts and practices of womanhood in the private, social and public spheres and her theology and religious practices raises new questions about Quakerliness, or ways of being a Quaker. How wide and diverse was the spectrum of behavior considered appropriate for a Quaker woman and did it change over time? Was it possible for ...


Mary Birkett Card (1774-1817): Struggling To Become The Ideal Quaker Woman, Josephine Teakle Feb 2015

Mary Birkett Card (1774-1817): Struggling To Become The Ideal Quaker Woman, Josephine Teakle

Quaker Studies

This paper is based on The Works of Mary Birkett Card 1774 -1817, an edition of the manuscript collection made by her son Nathaniel Card in 1834. The collection contains different genres and spans Card's life from childhood to near her death, forming a unique record of one woman's experience at the tum of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Themes of self and identity, women's participation in public and private spheres, and ideological differences are apparent in Mary Birkett Card's struggle, in life and text, to become 'the ideal Quaker woman'. One particular focus is on ...