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How the Quakers invented America

Author: David Yount
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers : [Distributed by National Book Network], ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Shows how the Quakers shaped the basic distinctive features of American life from the days of the founders and the colonies through the Revolution and up to the civil rights movement; also points out how Quaker values like freedom, equality, straightforwardness, and spirituality can be seen in modern day peace advocates.--From publisher description.
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Genre/Form: Church history
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Yount
ISBN: 9780742558335 0742558339
OCLC Number: 84838316
Notes: Distributor from jacket.
Description: xxiv, 159 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: A tale of two Quakers --
Introduction : "Convincement" --
How the Quakers invented America --
Faith versus feeling --
The meaning of the Light --
The significance of Jesus --
How Quakers approach the Bible --
The good Quaker --
The holy experiment --
Living in the light of eternity --
Why did the Quakers stop quaking? --
A peculiar people --
What Jesus learned in the desert and Thoreau learned in the woods --
To see the world in a grain of sand --
Conclusion : How the Quakers are reinventing America.
Responsibility: David Yount.
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Silence and inner light permeate this personal exposition and witness. Yount invites us to take a practical and deep wisdom from the Quakers. -- John W. Crossin, OSFS, executive director, Washington Read more...

 
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