Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Other Sellers on Amazon
+ $3.99 shipping
+ Free Shipping
An Introduction to Quakerism (Introduction to Religion) Paperback – April 30, 2007
The Amazon Book Review
Author interviews, book reviews, editors picks, and more. Read it now
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
"A real strength is the incorporation of the worldwide family of Friends throughout the book...Dandelion's book adds a broader dimension by placing U.S. Friends within the context of those in Britain, Africa, and elsewhere around the world. Dandelion's work also provides deeper analysis of Quaker theology, both historical and contemporary, and more complex examination of contemporary Friends with detailed examples and excerpts from yearly meeting disciplines across theological and geographic differences.
Gwen Gosney Erickson, Friends Journal
This comprehensive introduction to Quakerism balances a history of the theology of the movement with an overview of present day practice. It charts Quaker history across three and a half centuries including the schisms of the nineteenth century which resulted in the range of Quaker traditions found worldwide today.
Browse award-winning titles. See more
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
The book goes through chronologically from the beginning of Quakerism to the present day, explaining the changes that occurred as disagreements arose over time and formed different branches of Quakerism. It shows where different branches are out of balance versus early Quakers. That imbalance is why I went several years before becoming a member of the Religious Society of Friends. I wanted to be in balance, not on the fringes and felt it would be dishonest to apply for membership until then. The author is probably the foremost scholar on Quakerism today (and a Quaker himself), and I very much appreciate his historical and traditionalist perspective.
I've been recommending this book since 2009, and I finally picked up my own copy at British Quaker HQ this summer. Having access to the charts and aside boxes is great, and the list of figures & charts is helpful for use as a reference book after a read-through.