Quakers Reading Mystics

Author: Michael Birkel
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This study explores the reception of mystical texts among Quakers, looking at Robert Barclay and John Cassian, Sarah L. Grubb and Jeanne Guyon, Caroline Stephen and Johannes Tauler, Rufus Jones and Jacob Boehme, and Teresina Havens and Buddhist texts.

Quakers And Mysticism

Author: Jon R. Kershner
Editor: Springer Nature
ISBN: 3030216535
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This book examines the nearly 400-year tradition of Quaker engagements with mystical ideas and sources. It provides a fresh assessment of the way tradition and social context can shape a religious community while interplaying with historical and theological antecedents within the tradition. Quaker concepts such as “Meeting,” the “Light,” and embodied spirituality, have led Friends to develop an interior spirituality that intersects with extra-Quaker sources, such as those found in Jakob Boehme, Abū Bakr ibn Tufayl, the Continental Quietists, Kabbalah, Buddhist thought, and Luyia indigenous religion. Through time and across cultures, these and other conversations have shaped Quaker self-understanding and, so, expanded previous models of how religious ideas take root within a tradition. The thinkers engaged in this globally-focused, interdisciplinary volume include George Fox, James Nayler, Robert Barclay, Elizabeth Ashbridge, John Woolman, Hannah Whitall Smith, Rufus Jones, Inazo Nitobe, Howard Thurman, and Gideon W. H. Mweresa, among others.

Quaker Quicks Practical Mystics

Author: Jennifer Kavanagh
Editor: John Hunt Publishing
ISBN: 1789042801
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Are Quakers mystics? What does that mean? How does it translate into how we are and what we do in the world? 'Jennifer Kavanagh has written a lovely book which I found to be to be compelling reading. In a very practical way she explains the meaning of mysticism for Quakers and how an experience, which some might regard as being esoteric, can be truly meaningful for many today.' Terry Waite Practical Mystics is Jennifer Kavanagh's first addition to the burgeoning series Quaker Quicks, which examines every aspect of what it means to be a Quaker, from John Hunt Publishing imprint Christian Alternative.

The Cambridge Companion To Quakerism

Author: Stephen W. Angell
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107136601
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A vigorous, innovative, compelling introduction to Quakers, fully global in reach, and utilizing the best Quaker scholars from every continent.

An Encounter Between Quaker Mysticism And Taoism In Everyday Life

Author: Cho-Nyon Kim
Editor: Interactive Publications Pty Ltd
ISBN: 1921869690
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In this lecture, Cho-Nyon Kim explores his spiritual journey in the Korean religious environment, in which Confucianism, Buddhism, Taoism and Christianity have all influenced cultural practices and been integrated into daily life. He is inspired by the life and thoughts of Ham Sok Hon, a prominent Korean peace activist and Quaker. He asks how we can live a simple life in a complex world. He wants to focus on how we can create a peaceful society in the face of nationalism and self-centredness. Quakerism has similarities to Taoism in its mysticism and its sense of waiting in a meditative way. Cho-Nyon Kim concludes that he must lead his life 'in the manner of those who always seek truth with an open mind'.

Quaker History

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Quaker Religious Thought

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Early Quaker Writings 1650 1700

Author: Hugh Barbour
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This updated reprint contains a new introduction. Combined with Hidden in Plain Sight, this volume gives readers a wonderful glimpse into early Quaker spiritual experience.

William Law And Eighteenth Century Quakerism

Author: Stephen Hobhouse
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Friends Intelligencer

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A Western Quaker Reader

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The Beautiful Soul Of John Woolman Apostle Of Abolition

Author: Thomas P. Slaughter
Editor: Hill and Wang
ISBN: 9781429935647
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A biography of the famous eighteenth-century Quaker whose abolitionist fervor and spiritual practice made him a model for generations of Americans John Woolman (1720–72) was perhaps the most significant American of his age, though he was not a famous politician, general, or man of letters, and never held public office. A humble Quaker tailor in New Jersey, he became a prophetic voice for the entire Anglo-American world when he denounced the evils of slavery in Quaker meetings, then in essays and his Journal, first published in 1774. In this illuminating new biography, Thomas P. Slaughter goes behind those famous texts to locate the sources of Woolman's political and spiritual power. Slaughter's penetrating work shows how this plainspoken mystic transformed himself into a prophetic, unforgettable figure. Devoting himself to extremes of self-purification—dressing only in white, refusing to ride horses or in horse-drawn carriages—Woolman might briefly puzzle people; but his preaching against slavery, rum, tea, silver, forced labor, war taxes, and rampant consumerism was infused with a benign confidence that ordinary people could achieve spiritual perfection, and this goodness gave his message persuasive power and enduring influence. Placing Woolman in the full context of his times, Slaughter paints the portrait of a hero—and not just for the Quakers, social reformers, labor organizers, socialists, and peace advocates who have long admired him. He was an extraordinary original, an American for the ages.

Quaker Life

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The Bulletin Of Friends Historical Association

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Mysticism And The Mystical Experience

Author: Donald H. Bishop
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"Mysticism and the Mystical Experience examines both the variety and universality of mysticism, both currently and historically. It considers how various authors have defined mysticism and raises questions about acceptable definitions. It also considers the nature of the mystical experience, its prerequisites and results, and takes up the arguments of proponents for and against the claim of a single universal mysticism in contrast to a multiplicity of mysticisms."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Silence And Witness

Author: Michael Lawrence Birkel
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The Quaker spiritual tradition integrates mystical insight with prophetic witness. Michael Birkel tells the story of the movement's origins, describes how the distinctive Quaker practice of group worship in silence developed, and explains how "collective discernment" is used in decision-making. He explores the historical development of the "testimonies", the ethical stands taken by Quakers for peace, justice, equality, integrity and simplicity.

The Founder Of Quakerism A Psychological Study Of The Mysticism Of George Fox

Author: Rachel Knight
Editor: Franklin Classics
ISBN: 9780343016548
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