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Mary and William Dyer: Quaker Light and Puritan Ambition in Early New England

By Johan Winsser. Self‐published, 2017. 345 pages (includes appendix and extensive notes). $24.95/paperback; $9.99/eBook. Mary Dyer’s story as a Quaker […]

Gwen Gosney Erickson lives in Greensboro, N.C., where she is employed as the Quaker librarian and college archivist at Guilford College. She currently serves as clerk of North Carolina Yearly Meeting (Conservative). Her first encounters with Mary Dyer were as a six-year-old sitting on the statue at Earlham College.


Posted in: Creativity and the Arts, June/July 2018 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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The Public Universal Friend: Jemima Wilkinson and Religious Enthusiasm in Revolutionary America

By Paul B. Moyer. Cornell University Press, 2015. 272 pages. $27.95/hardcover; $24.95/eBook. On November 29, 1752, a daughter was born […]

Paul Buckley is a Quaker historian, theologian, and author of The Essential Elias Hicks.


Posted in: 2016, June/July 2016 Books, June/July 2016: Almost Quaker, Quaker Book Reviews
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A Measure of Light: A Novel

Most readers know Mary Dyer as a martyr for religious freedom, specifically Quaker faith. But few of us know her […]

Beth Taylor is a member of Westerly (R.I.) Meeting and author of The Plain Language of Love and Loss: A Quaker Memoir. She is co-director of Brown University’s Nonfiction Writing Program.


Posted in: November 2015 Books, November 2015: Books and Pop Culture, Quaker Book Reviews, Uncategorized
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Listening with the Eyes

Photography as contemplative practice.

Peter West Nutting is a member of Vassalboro (Maine) Meeting. After 35 years of teaching German and French, he is now a freelance translator. Besides photography, his passions are gardening, hiking, winter sports, and managing his tree farm. His photographs may be viewed at www.franklintreephoto.com.

This article is about the author's experience at the 2013 FGC Gathering leading a workshop called "Photography as a Contemplative Practice." All photographs were taken by the workshop participants throughout the week of Gathering.


Posted in: Art, Features, September 2013
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