An Apology for Perfection

An Apology for Perfection

by Cecil E. Hinshaw

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BN ID: 2940157056063
Publisher: Pendle Hill Publications
Publication date: 07/18/2016
Series: Pendle Hill Pamphlets , #138
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 276 KB

About the Author

For five years president of William Penn College, Cecil Hinshaw turned to a broader though less specified field of education when, in 1949, he became a free lance lecturer. Since 1956 he has been on the staff of the American Friends Service Committee, and is presently the executive secretary of its North Central Region.

His interest in social action has always been undergirded by the religious vocation of his youth, which was spent in pastoral work and the teaching of Bible and religion. This religious foundation also serves him well in the present pamphlet. It is an evaluation of Quakerism, which, he feels, owes more to ethical perfectionism than to the mysticism often ascribed to it. It was this perfectionism which, above all else, separated George Fox and his followers from the Calvinism of their time. Substituting neo-orthodoxy for Calvinism, the author draws a modern parallel.

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