The Quakers: A Very Short Introduction

ISBN(EAN) 9780199206797
Издатель Oxford University Press
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Язык Английский
Серия VSI (A Very Short Introduction)
Формат Мягкая обложка
Страницы 160
Год издания 2008
Вес (грамм) 133
Размер (мм) 174(д) х 112(ш) х 9(в)

The Quakers are a fascinating religious group both in their origins and in the variety of reinterpretations of the faith since. This Very Short Introduction charts the history of Quakerism and its present-day diversity, and outlines its approach to worship, belief, theology and language, and ecumenism.

  • The perfect introductory guide to this varied and growing worldwide faith
  • Places Quakerism in the wider religious picture and outlines what the future may hold for the group
  • Explains the origins and history of the Quakers: how they emerged from the social unrest of the English civil war, and how they have since gone on to have an influence way beyond their numbers
  • Examines their continued stance against war and their pioneering work for penal reform and against slavery
  • Illuminates the distinctive methods of worship, and how Quakers believe they achieve a direct encounter with God
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