The Cambridge Companion to Quakerism offers a fresh, up-to-date, and accessible introduction to Quakerism. Quakerism is founded on radical ideas and its history of constancy and change offers fascinating insights into the nature of non-conformity. In a series of eighteen essays written by an international team of scholars, and commissioned especially for this volume, the Companion covers the history of Quakerism from its origins to the present day. Employing a range of methodologies, it features sections on the history of Quaker faith and practice, expressions of Quaker faith, regional studies, and emerging spiritualities. It also examines all branches of Quakerism, including evangelical, liberal, and conservative, as well as non-theist Quakerism and convergent Quaker thought. This Companion will serve as an essential resource for all interested in Quaker thought and practice.
About the Author
Stephen W. Angell is Leatherock Professor of Quaker Studies at the Earlham School of Religion, Indiana. He has published extensively in the areas of Quaker Studies and African-American Religious Studies.
Pink Dandelion directs the work of the Centre for Research in Quaker Studies, Woodbrooke and is Professor of Quaker Studies at the University of Birmingham and a Research Fellow at Lancaster University. e is the author and editor of a number of books, most recently (with Stephen W. Angell), Early Quakers and their Theological Thought (Cambridge, 2015).
Table of Contents
Introduction Stephen W. Angell and Pink Dandelion; Part I. History of Quaker Faith and Practice: 1. History of Quaker faith and practice: 1650-1808 Robynne Rogers Healey; 2. Conflict and transformation 1809-1920 Thomas D. Hamm and Isaac Barnes May; 3. Global Quakerism 1920-2015 Tim Burdick and Pink Dandelion; Part II. Expressions of Quaker Faith: 4. Literature Nancy Jiwon Cho; 5. Social justice and sustainability Katherine Murray; 6. Seeking peace: Quakers respond to war Elaine Bishop and Jiseok Jung; 7. Quakers and education Stephen W. Angell and Clare Brown; 8. The changing world of Quaker material culture Emma Jones Lapsansky; Part III. Regional Studies: 9. North America Stephen W. Angell and John Connell; 10. Latin American Quakerism Ramón González Longoria and Nancy Thomas; 11. Quakers in Africa George Busolo, Oscar Malande, Ann Riggs and Theoneste Sentabire; 12. Europe and the Middle East Hans Eirik Aarek and Julia Hinshaw Ryberg; 13. Quakers in Asia Pacific Stephanie Middori Komashin; Part IV. Emerging Spiritualities: 14. Unprogrammed Quaker spiritualities Michael Birkel and Deborah L. Shaw; 15. Quakers and non-theism Dan Christy Randazzo; 16. Evangelical Quakerism and global Christianity Jon R. Kershner; 17. Convergent friends: renewal, hybridity and dialogue in 21st century Quakerism C. Wess Daniels and Greg Woods; 18. Intra-Quaker ecumenism: women's reconciling work in the Pacific Northwest and Kenya Margery Post Abbott.