Quaker Writings: An Anthology, 1650-1920 (Penguin Classics)

An illuminating number of paintings via individuals of the spiritual Society of pals.

overlaying approximately 3 centuries of spiritual improvement, this finished anthology brings jointly writings from admired acquaintances that illustrate the improvement of Quakerism, exhibit the character of Quaker non secular lifestyles, speak about Quaker contributions to ecu and American civilization, and introduce the various group of neighbors, a few of whom are little remembered even between Quakers this present day. It offers a balanced review of Quaker historical past, spanning the globe from its origins to missionary paintings, and explores lifestyle, ideals, views, hobbies in the group, and activism during the international. it really is an outstanding contribution to modern knowing of non secular thought.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the major writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the simplest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts improved by way of introductions and notes by means of distinct students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by way of award-winning translators.

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The compliances which a promiscuous intermixture with the area tend to guide our younger males into, are however the outward and visual indicators of significant transactions inside; they're because the arms of the time-piece that exhibit forth the key revolutions of the computer. If own job is suffered to drown the nonetheless small voice, and the trend proven upon the mount is forgotten within the glow of animal sensation produced via well known targets and institutions, the switch can be noticeable to the eyes of mourning associates, even supposing the sad person could say “no eye seeth me.

That executive, society, enterprise, or church accomplishes such a lot that retains abreast with its age within the tools and tools it employs. examine a number of common-place illustrations of this suggestion. Harvests as soon as have been reaped, and should nonetheless be reaped by way of the sickle within the hand of the person laborer,—but now not the giant acreage of grain now grown on our midland prairies. The moms and daughters of our land as soon as spun and wove of their numerous houses, the materials that clothed their families. and so they did good.

What's the most sensible technique of peace; that allows you to conduce greatly to open my option to what i must suggest. part II: Of the technique of Peace, that is Justice instead of warfare. As justice is a preserver, so it's a higher procurer of peace than battle. even though pax quaeritur bello be an strange asserting, peace is the top of conflict, and as such it was once taken up by means of O[liver] C[romwell] for his motto; but the use typically made from that expression indicates us, that thoroughly and actually conversing, males search their wills by way of struggle instead of through peace, and that as they're going to violate it to procure them, in order that they will infrequently be delivered to examine peace, until their appetites be a way gratified.

And in regards to the fourth hour within the morning they have been coming with a drum and weapons; and the Lord stated unto me, “Arise out of thy grave-clothes. ” And we arose, and so they got here as much as the gate to consume us in a second. however the Lord lifted up his personal Spirit (of may) and made them to retreat, they usually fled as dirt prior to the wind, praises and honour take delivery of to our God perpetually. I went to mattress back, and the Lord acknowledged unto me, “Herod will search the younger child’s existence to ruin it but again”; and nice was once my illness; in order that my expensive fellow and laborer within the paintings of God, did glance each hour whilst I should still go away of physique for lots of days jointly, and we did glance each hour whilst she can be delivered to the stake day and evening, for numerous weeks, and Isaac used to be freely provided up.

The speaker, although, didn't profess to provide something like argument on that party, yet really a sentiment. i've got no ready deal with to carry to you, being unaccustomed to talk in that method; yet I felt a desire to supply a few perspectives in your attention, even though in a desultory demeanour, which can result in such mirrored image and dialogue as will current the topic in a real gentle. initially, guy and lady have been created equivalent. “Male and feminine created he them, and blessed them, and referred to as their identify Adam.

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