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Resurrecting Wounds: Living in the Afterlife of Trauma

By Shelly Rambo. Baylor University Press, 2017. 196 pages. $29.95/hardcover or eBook; $24.95/paperback. Christianity was born in trauma, but do [鈥

Tom Paxson is a member of Kendal (Pa.) Meeting, Western Quarter, Philadelphia Yearly Meeting.


Posted in: January 2019 Books, Quaker Book Reviews, Racially Diverse Society of Friends (January 2019)
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Frank Rouse Huff Jr.

Huff鈥擣rank Rouse Huff Jr., 68, on March 4, 2018, after losing his struggle with Parkinson鈥檚 disease. Bo, as he was [鈥

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Keeping It Real, Quaker Style

Among Friends: our introduction to the September issue.

Martin Kelley is senior editor of Friends Journal.


Posted in: Among Friends, September 2018
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Writing Opp: Quakers and Christianity (due 9/17)

It鈥檚 a series of questions that has dogged Friends since we did away with clergy and started calling baptism a [鈥

Martin Kelley is senior editor of Friends Journal.


Posted in: From the Editor's Desk
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An interview with David Harrington Watt

Friends Journal catches up with Haverford College鈥檚 new professor of Quaker studies. 馃敀 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not [鈥

Aliyah Shanti is the temporary assistant editor at Friends Journal. She lives in Philadelphia and is a member of Olympia (Wash.) Meeting.


Posted in: February 2018, Interviews
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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
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Co鈥恈urricular Learning in the Quaker and Special Collections

A look behind the scenes at Haverford Library Quaker and Special Collections.

Mary Crauderueff is the curator of the Quaker Collections at Haverford College. She grew up as a member at Radnor (Pa.) Meeting, and currently attends Germantown Mennonite Church in Philadelphia. She loves hiking in the Wissahickon, drinking espresso, and working toward decolonizing the archives field in theory and practice.


Posted in: Online Features, Quaker Libraries
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Escaping the Dusty Bookcase

Queries for Friends to consider as they discern how to maintain a meeting library.

Gwen Gosney Erickson is the Friends Historical Collection Librarian and College Archivist at Guilford College where she is a member of Hege Library鈥檚 leadership team. She is a member of Friendship Meeting and currently serves as clerk of North Carolina Yearly Meeting (Conservative). She lives in Greensboro, N.C.


Posted in: Online Features, Quaker Libraries
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By Saeidpourbabak <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=50351147">via Wikimedia</a>.

Are Meeting Libraries Encumbrances?

Information is coming to us in different ways than it did in the first 350 years of Quaker history.

Carol Kitchen is retired from a career in social work in varied settings. She has professional degrees in library science and social work and a doctorate in religion and society.


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Meeting God in Scripture: A Hands鈥怬n Guide to Lectio Divina

By Jan Johnson. InterVarsity Press, 2016. 256 pages. $17/paperback; $16.99/eBook. We Quakers have a rather complicated relationship with the Bible. [鈥

Brent Bill recently retired from his position as associate secretary for communications, publications, and outreach at Friends General Conference. He is a member of West Newton Meeting in Indianapolis, Ind., and his newest book is Holy Silence: The Gift of Quaker Spirituality (Second Edition).


Posted in: November 2017 Books, Quaker Libraries
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