A Brief Account of the Rise and Progress of the People Called Quakers
by Penn, William
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A Brief Account of the Rise and Progress of the People Called QuakersA Brief Account of the Rise and Progress of the People Called Quakers (paperback)
Pub. Date: 2015
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publis
Price: $23.15
Seller: Bonita, Newport Coast, CA, USA
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More About A Brief Account of the Rise and Progress of the People Called Quakers by Penn, William

Quakers, or Friends, are members of a family of religious movements which collectively are known as either the Friends Church, or the Religious Society of Friends. Friends' central doctrine is the priesthood of all believers, a doctrine which is derived from the Biblical passage 1 Peter 2:9. Most Quakers view themselves as a Christian denomination. They include those with evangelical, holiness, liberal, and traditional conservative Quaker understandings of Christianity. The first Quakers, known as the Valiant Sixty, lived in mid-17th century England. The movement arose from the Legatine-Arians and other dissenting Protestant groups, breaking away from the established Church of England. These Quakers attempted to convert others to their understanding of Christianity, travelling both around Britain and overseas, preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ. Some of the early Quaker ministers were women. They based their message on the religious belief that Christ has come to teach his people himself: stressing the importance of a direct relationship with God through Jesus Christ, and a direct religious belief in the universal priesthood of all believers. They emphasized a personal and direct religious experience of Christ, acquired through both direct spiritual experience and the reading and studying of the Bible. Quakers focused their private life on developing behavior and speech reflecting emotional purity and the light of God. In the past, Quakers were known for their use of thee as an ordinary pronoun, refusal to participate in war; plain dress; refusal to swear oaths; opposition to slavery and teetotalism, or opposition to alcohol. Some Quakers have founded banks and financial institutions including Barclays, Lloyds and Friends Provident; manufacturing companies including Clarks, Cadbury, Rowntree and Fry's; and philanthropic efforts, including abolition, prison reform and social justice projects. A well-known image of a Quaker, though not a portrait of an actual person, nor in any way connected to the Religious Society of Friends, is found on the label of Quaker Oats, dating back to 4 September 1877. One of the most famous Quakers was William Penn, founder of Pennsylvania and author of this book.

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  • PID: 17492444963
  • ISBN-13: 9781511560672
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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    Notes: Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 40 p.