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Published: 20 March 2008

160 Pages | 20 b/w halftones

4-1/4 x 6-3/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199206797

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The Quakers: A Very Short Introduction

Pink Dandelion

Very Short Introductions

  • 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
  • Part of the bestselling Very Short Introductions series - millions of copies sold worldwide