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Bill Samuel, August 4, 2002
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Books on Early Quakers
Compiled by Bill Samuel
Originally published June 1, 2001 at

The story of the development of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in the seventeenth century is a fascinating one. Many writers have sought to tell some portion of it. Some very good books on this period are long out of print, but much is currently available. I have not reviewed all of the books on this list, and inclusion in this list should not be taken as a statement about the quality of a book. The order of books also is no indicator of relative quality.

This listing limits itself to books which are readily available for purchase new. Many other books are available in libraries or used. Clicking on the title of any book on this listing will bring up more information on it, and will allow you to purchase it.

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Recommended Books: see all items
A Living Faith: An Historical and Comparative Study of Quaker Beliefs
Cover imageWilmer Cooper, founding Dean of Earlham School of Religion, provides an historical look at the beliefs of Friends (Quakers). Includes study questions.
Prayer: Finding the Heart's True Home
Cover imageRichard J. Foster. Describes 21 types of Christian prayer. Harper San Francisco, 1992. 288 pages.
Journal of George Fox
Cover imageThe auto- biography of the founder of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).
Celebration of Discipline
Cover image20th Anniversary Edition of Richard J. Foster's million- selling work on Christian spiritual disciplines.
Imagination & Spirit: A Contemporary Quaker Reader
Cover imageA selection of excerpts from 15 contemporary Quaker authors who reached the mainstream market. See review.

Recommended Art Print: see all prints

The Peaceable Kingdom
by Edward Hicks
29 in. x 23 in.

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