A uniquely comprehensive collection of work from the Religious Society of Friends, one of the most distinctive Christian sects in the English-speaking world
Formed in England in the middle of the seventeenth century, they orginally had no name. Eventually they called themselves the Children of Light, then the Friends of Light, and finally, the Religious Society of Friends. Known by their detractors as the Quakers, they ended up exerting tremendous influence on religious and secular events on both sides of the Atlantic. This singular work compiles nearly three centuries of Quaker writings, shedding light on their spiritual life and beliefs, contributions by the Friends of European and American civilization, and the scope of Quaker history around the globe. For those seeking an understanding of Quaker history and religious thought, this book is essential.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 06 / 2011