Item description for Holiness: The Soul of Quakerism (Studies in Christian History and Thought) (Studies in Christian History and Thought) by Carole Dale Spencer & Arthur O. Roberts...
Overview This book examines the history of Quakerism in terms of the holiness tradition arguing that the holiness heritage of Quakerism can be traced to its founder, George Fox, who understood union with God, or perfection, as the essence of the Christian experience. The study identifies eight different traditions of Christian holiness and shows how Quakerism uniquely combined elements of each, reinterpreting them into a radical new kind of holiness movement. It also identifies eight essential elements that comprise Quaker holiness, and shows how these are located within differing emphases in the writings of early Friends and in Quakerism thereafter-Scripture, eschatology, conversion, evangelism, charisma, suffering, mysticism, and perfection.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 6" Height: 0.76" Weight: 1.11 lbs.
Release Date Jan 31, 2007
Publisher AUTHENTIC UK
Series Studies In Christian History And
ISBN 1842274392 ISBN13 9781842274392
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A compelling tale of the Quaker synthesis Jan 4, 2009
While Holiness: The Soul of Quakerism is written for an academic audience, I hope others, especially Quakers, will explore the compelling story Spencer tells. I was delighted to see that her definition of "Holiness" isn't monolithic, but rather combines classic strands of Christian thought into a uniquely Quaker synthesis.
Much of the interest here comes from her description of the initial synthesis, and then her analysis of how later periods of Quakerism and specific individuals within those periods exemplified or wandered away from those aspects. The fracture lines that would later become schisms make more sense in this context, and it feels much easier to me to discuss what Quakerism has lost in the centuries since its founding given this structure.
I also recommend the appendices, which examine the ties between Quakerism and earlier Christian mysticism, other movements of the same time, and Methodism. Each of them could probably become a book of its own (as could other aspects of the book), but they introduced some new areas worth exploring.