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John Woolman

John Woolman And The Affairs Of Truth

John Woolman And The Affairs Of Truth

BY JOHN WOOLMAN EDITED BY JANES PROUD
Woolman is so well known for his journal that his other writings are often overlooked. This edition gathers into one convenient volume and in chronological order all of the known essays, epistles, and other works which Woolman intended for general readers. The editor's introduction to each of the texts is intended to explain the context for each work in its historical moment.

Inner Light 2010 310 PP. Paper

$25.00 (in stock)

John Woolman, Quintessential Quaker

John Woolman, Quintessential Quaker

BY DAVID SOX
This book offers mystic and activist John Woolman to a new generation of readers. By placing him into the historical context of 18th-century America his extraordinary life shines forth even more clearly. Samuel Taylor Coleridge despaired of the man "who could peruse the life of John Woolman without an amelioration of heart."

Sessions of York 1999 240 PP. Paper

$12.00 (in stock)

John Woolman's Path To The Peaceable Kingdom

John Woolman's Path To The Peaceable Kingdom

A Quaker In The British Empire

BY JOHN WOOLMAN
John Woolman has been described as a "Quaker saint," an isolated mystic, singular even among a singular people. But as historian Geoffrey Plank recounts, this tailor, hog producer, shopkeeper, schoolteacher, and prominent Quaker minister was very much enmeshed in his local community in colonial New Jersey and was alert as well to events throughout the British Empire. Responding to the situation as he saw it, Woolman developed a comprehensive critique of his fellow Quakers and of the imperial economy, became one of the most emphatic opponents of slaveholding, and helped develop a new form of protest by striving never to spend money in ways that might encourage slavery.

Penn 2012 292 PP. Cloth

$39.95 (out of stock but can be backordered)

The Journal And Major Essays Of John Woolman

The Journal And Major Essays Of John Woolman

EDITED BY PHILLIPS MOULTON
John Woolman was a Quaker minister and prophet who deeply understood the relationship of Divine connection with human action. Woolman's analyses of the roots of social evil carefully trace individual responsibility from motive to action, and follow the ever-widening consequences of that action. The `how' of social change is one of Woolman's greatest concerns; and the methods he suggests, springing from a right relationship to God, emphasize nonviolence and express love that encompasses both the wrongdoer and the wronged. This edition of Woolman's Journal is the first to reflect Woolman's final intentions with fidelity and scholarly accuracy.

Friends United Press 1989 336 PP. Paper

$25.00 (in stock)

Mysticism And Activism

Mysticism And Activism

Learning From John Woolman

BY MICHAEL BIRKEL
"First we'll look at some passages from [Woolman's] writings to see how he finds the spiritual life to be a unity, an integrated life of both inward experience and outward action for social change. Next, we can turn our attention to the resources he finds for this integrated spiriutal life. Then we'll see how he takes the language he uses to describe his inward experience of worship and applies it to his outward labors for a just human society....Finally we can consider how his work might inspire us to a unified life, one in which service is an expression of worship and worship is a form of action." -The author, from his opening statements

Southeastern Yearly Meeting 2002 21 PP. Paper

$6.00 (out of stock but can be backordered)

A Near Sympathy

A Near Sympathy

The Timeless Quaker Wisdom Of John Woolman

BY MICHAEL BIRKEL
A Near Sympathy is an invitation to a friendship with John Woolman, as well as an invitation to consider what John Woolman has to say to us today. Michael Birkel, professor of religion at Earlham College, acquaints readers with the spiritual disciplines and resources that nurtured John Woolman's empathy with the stranger. Woolman's deep spiritual life empowered him to engage the world as a witness on behalf of the disenfranchised, and for the earth and all its creatures. The book includes a group discussion guide.

Friends United Press 2003 140 PP. Paper

$15.00 (in stock)

A Plea For The Poor

A Plea For The Poor

BY JOHN WOOLMAN
A reprint of Woolman's 1793 essay on poverty. Woolman relates poverty to wasteful consumption, brings the rich and powerful to account, and calls for simplicity as a style of life.

Pendle Hill 2001 56 PP. Paper

$6.50 (in stock)

The Tendering Presence

The Tendering Presence

Essays On John Woolman

EDITED BY MIKE HELLER
John Woolman (1720-1772), a Quaker social reformer, called the Religious Society of Friends to stand in a corporate testimony against slavery and its economic injustice. His call arose from his ongoing experience of the tendering presence of God and was exemplified by a faith and social witness that stands today to help heal the ills of war, poverty and environmental destruction. In this volume, nineteen scholars offer insightful essays on John Woolman's spirituality, his historical context, and his influence on contemporary issues of oppression, social change and education. This volume was created as an honor to Phillips Moulton and Sterling Olmsted and an essay by each is included.

Pendle Hill 2003 360 PP. Paper

$21.00 (in stock)

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