Quantcast

Isaac Barnes May in Friends Journal

Searching article titles, author names, and full text of all articles since 2002:

breaking-white-supremacy

Breaking White Supremacy: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Black Social Gospel

By Gary Dorrien. Yale University Press, 2018. 632 pages. $45/hardcover or eBook; $30/paperback. In Breaking White Supremacy, Gary Dorrien, professor [鈥

Isaac Barnes May is a member of Charlottesville (Va.) Meeting. He is a doctoral candidate in religious studies at the University of Virginia.

Posted in: March 2019 Books, Outside the Meetinghouse, Quaker Book Reviews
Continue ReadingComments { 0 }
Charlottesville Friends in worship at Justice Park. Photo by David Lewis.

Charlottesville Quakers and the Ongoing Stand against White Nationalists

Quakers can learn to be braver and more outspoken.

Isaac Barnes May is a graduate of Earlham College and Harvard Divinity School. Currently he is a doctoral candidate specializing in American religious history at the University of Virginia and a member of Charlottesville (Va.) Meeting.

Posted in: Online Features, September 2017, Uncategorized
Continue ReadingComments { 2 }
Henry Cadbury

Rediscovering Quakerism鈥檚 Liberal Religious Roots

Revisiting our spiritual tradition to find common ground in witness and service.

Isaac May is a graduate student in religious studies at the University of Virginia. He is an alumnus of Earlham College and holds an MA from Harvard Divinity School. Isaac became a member of the Religious Society of Friends at Friends Meeting at Cambridge (Mass.).

Posted in: Features, Friends and Other Faiths: Friends and Other Faiths
Continue ReadingComments { 0 }
books-this-worldwide-struggle

This Worldwide Struggle: Religion and the International Roots of the Civil Rights Movement

By Sarah Azaransky. Oxford University Press, 2017. 296 pages. $34.95/hardcover; $23.99/eBook. The story of the Civil Rights Movement is almost [鈥

Isaac Barnes May is a member of Charlottesville (Va.) Meeting. He is a doctoral candidate in religious studies at the University of Virginia.

Posted in: January 2019 Books, Quaker Book Reviews, Racially Diverse Society of Friends (January 2019)
Continue ReadingComments { 0 }
scales

The Prophetic and the Pragmatic in Politics

We are in good company as we fumble and grope to find our way in politics.

Isaac May is a graduate of Earlham College and Harvard Divinity School. He is currently pursuing a PhD in religious studies at the University of Virginia. Isaac has published several articles on Quaker history. He holds membership in Charlottesville (Va.) Meeting.

Posted in: Features, January 2016: Quakers and the Political Process
Continue ReadingComments { 0 }
renegade

Renegade: Martin Luther, the Graphic Biography

By Dacia Palmerino, illustrated by Andrea Grosso Ciponte, translated by Michael G. Parker. Plough Publishing House, 2017. 160 pages. $19.95/paperback; [鈥

Isaac Barnes May is a member of Charlottesville (Va.) Meeting. He is a doctoral candidate in religious studies at the University of Virginia.

Posted in: April 2018 Books, Healing, Quaker Book Reviews
Continue ReadingComments { 0 }
early-assessment-fager

An Early Assessment: U.S. Quakerism in the 20th Century: Papers from the Quaker History Roundtable, June 8鈥11, 2017

Edited by Chuck Fager. Kimo Press, 2017. 235 pages. $11.95/Paperback. In the interest of full disclosure, this reviewer spent several [鈥

Mitchell Santine Gould is a leading authority on Walt Whitman鈥檚 Quakerism, and runs the website LeavesOfGrass.Org. His analysis of Transcendentalism as the secularization of Quakerism has appeared in Quaker History and in Quaker Theology. He is an attender at Multnomah Friends Meeting in Portland, Ore.

Posted in: February 2018, February 2018 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
Continue ReadingComments { 2 }

Forum November 2017

Letters from readers.

Posted in: Forum, Quaker Libraries
Continue ReadingComments { 0 }

The Christiana Resistance

In the early morning hours of September 11, 1851鈥攖en years before the Civil War and exactly 150 years to the [鈥

Brenda Walker Beadenkopf, a member of Concord (Pa.) Meeting and the mother of nine children, lives in Niles, Michigan. She is a former editor of the weekly Michigan newspaper Berrien County Record and is currently a contributing editor of Bridgman Baroda Beat. She is writing a biography of her Quaker activist father, Charlie Walker, and she invites anyone with information or anecdotes about him to contact her at [email protected]

Posted in: Features
Continue Reading