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This month’s reviews include The Essential Elias Hicks, The Oxford Handbook of Quaker Studies, and A Guidebook to Prayer.
An Early Assessment: U.S. Quakerism in the 20th Century: Papers from the Quaker History Roundtable, June 8–11, 2017
Edited by Chuck Fager. Kimo Press, 2017. 235 pages. $11.95/Paperback. In the interest of full disclosure, this reviewer spent several […]
Mitchell Santine Gould is a leading authority on Walt Whitman’s 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
By Emerson W. Baker. Oxford University Press, 2014. 398 pages. $29.95/hardcover; $21.99/eBook. Emerson W. Baker’s book begins on a surprising […]
Thomas D. Hamm is professor of history and director of special collections at Earlham College and a member of First Friends Meeting in New Castle, Ind. His great-aunt nine times removed, Mary Parker, was one of the women hanged in 1692.
Posted in: August 2015 Books, August 2015: The Effects of War, Quaker Book Reviews
By Gregory A. Barnes. Friends Press, 2016. 498 pages. $24.95/paperback. At the Conference of Quaker Historians and Archivists in 1994, […]
Thomas D. Hamm is professor of history and director of special collections at Earlham College and a member of West Richmond (Ind.) Meeting. He has written extensively on Quaker history since 1800.
Posted in: AFSC Centennial, April 2017 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
Directed by Isaac Stambaugh, written by Donne Hayden. Rebel Pilgrim Productions, 2015. 90 minutes. $19.99/DVD. Having never reviewed a video […]
Larry Ingle is an historian of Quakerism and a member of Chattanooga (Tenn.) Meeting. He is retired from the History Department of the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga. His book Nixon’s First Cover-up: The Religious Life of a Quaker President was published in 2015.
Posted in: June/July 2016 Books, June/July 2016: Almost Quaker, Quaker Book Reviews
Bob Dockhorn on Carol Faulkner’s Lucretia Mott’s Heresy, Tom Hamm on Elizabeth Taylor Stirredge’s Strength in Weakness Manifest, and more […]
Posted in: Book Club
Out of the 14 books (and 1 blog) recommended by young adult Friends in the November 2013 issue, 5 titles […]
By John Lampen. The Hope Project, 2016. 107 pages. Free digital download available at hopeproject.co.uk. Many Friends will be familiar […]
Thomas Hamm is professor of history and director of special collections at Earlham College and a member of West Richmond (Ind.) Meeting. He is putting final touches on a book on Hicksite Friends from 1827 to 1900.
Posted in: June/July 2017 Books, June/July 2017: Reimagining the Quaker Ecosystem
Philadelphia Quakers and the Antislavery Movement: By Brian Temple. McFarland & Company Inc., 2014. 240 pages. $39.95/paperback; $24.99/eBook. Quakers […]
Cameron McWhirter is a journalist and the author of Red Summer: The Summer of 1919 and the Awakening of Black America. He is a member of Atlanta (Ga.) Meeting and serves on the Friends Journal board of trustees.
Posted in: April 2015 Books, April 2015: Mentorship: Teaching Our Values, Quaker Book Reviews
To Imagine Change through Many Voices by Detmer Kremer
The Light Will Rip You Up by Caroline Morris
Genesis by John A. Minahan
Jesse Stuart’s The Thread That Runs So True by Robert Stephen Dicken