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The Quakers

A Very Short Introduction

Paperback Published: 28th May 2008
ISBN: 9780199206797
Number Of Pages: 160

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The Quakers are a fascinating religious group both in their origins and in the variety of reinterpretations of the faith since. Emerging from the social unrest of the English civil war, the Quakers have gone on to have an influence way beyond their numbers: be it their continued stance against war or their pioneering work against slavery. At the same time, Quakers maintain a distinctive worship method to achieve the direct encounter with God which has been at the heart of the movement since its beginning. This book charts the history of Quakerism and its present-day diversity, and outlines its approach to worship, belief, theology and language, and ecumenism.

ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

1: Who are the Quakers? 2: The History of Quakerism 3: Worship 4: Belief 5: Theology and Language 6: Ecumenism 7: The Future of Quakerism Timeline Further Reading Glossary References

ISBN: 9780199206797
ISBN-10: 0199206791
Series: Very Short Introductions
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 28th May 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 11.5 x 17.5  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.14