The Journal of John Woolman and A Plea for the Poor

The Journal of John Woolman and A Plea for the Poor
Author: John Woolman
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 254
Release: 1998-08-12
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9781725206847

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Woolman's "Journal" was first published in 1774 (shortly after his death). His life, as recorded by himself, was the finest flower of a unique Quaker culture, whose focus, as Howard H. Brinton has put is, was not on the literary or plastic arts but on "life itself in home, meeting and community," a life which was an "artistic creation as beautiful in its simplicity and proportion as was the architecture of its meeting houses..." Its distinguishing marks were not dogmas but practical testimonies for equality, simplicity and peace. These testimonies, once revolutionary in their social implications, were already becoming institutionalized in Woolman's time as the badges of a "peculiar" people." In his quiet way (he must have been the quietest radical in history) John Woolman reforged the testimonies, tempered them in the stream of love and converted them once again into instruments of social revolution.

The Journal and Essays of John Woolman

The Journal and Essays of John Woolman
Author: John Woolman
Publsiher: New York : Macmillan
Total Pages: 720
Release: 1922
Genre: New Jersey
ISBN: STANFORD:36105010367014

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The Journal and Essays of John Woolman by Amelia Mott Gummere, first published in 1922, is a rare manuscript, the original residing in one of the great libraries of the world. This book is a reproduction of that original, which has been scanned and cleaned by state-of-the-art publishing tools for better readability and enhanced appreciation. Restoration Editors' mission is to bring long out of print manuscripts back to life. Some smudges, annotations or unclear text may still exist, due to permanent damage to the original work. We believe the literary significance of the text justifies offering this reproduction, allowing a new generation to appreciate it.

The Beautiful Soul of John Woolman Apostle of Abolition

The Beautiful Soul of John Woolman  Apostle of Abolition
Author: Thomas P. Slaughter
Publsiher: Hill and Wang
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2009-10-13
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 1429935642

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A biography of the famous eighteenth-century Quaker whose abolitionist fervor and spiritual practice made him a model for generations of Americans John Woolman (1720–72) was perhaps the most significant American of his age, though he was not a famous politician, general, or man of letters, and never held public office. A humble Quaker tailor in New Jersey, he became a prophetic voice for the entire Anglo-American world when he denounced the evils of slavery in Quaker meetings, then in essays and his Journal, first published in 1774. In this illuminating new biography, Thomas P. Slaughter goes behind those famous texts to locate the sources of Woolman's political and spiritual power. Slaughter's penetrating work shows how this plainspoken mystic transformed himself into a prophetic, unforgettable figure. Devoting himself to extremes of self-purification—dressing only in white, refusing to ride horses or in horse-drawn carriages—Woolman might briefly puzzle people; but his preaching against slavery, rum, tea, silver, forced labor, war taxes, and rampant consumerism was infused with a benign confidence that ordinary people could achieve spiritual perfection, and this goodness gave his message persuasive power and enduring influence. Placing Woolman in the full context of his times, Slaughter paints the portrait of a hero—and not just for the Quakers, social reformers, labor organizers, socialists, and peace advocates who have long admired him. He was an extraordinary original, an American for the ages.

The Works of John Woolman

The Works of John Woolman
Author: John Woolman
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 348
Release: 1775
Genre: Indians of North America
ISBN: UOM:39015055255262

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The Journal of John Woolman

The Journal of John Woolman
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1993
Genre: Quakers
ISBN: OCLC:31306473

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John Woolman

John Woolman
Author: Thomas Green
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 152
Release: 1885
Genre: Quakers
ISBN: OXFORD:600090546

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John Woolman s Journal

John Woolman s Journal
Author: John Woolman
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 250
Release: 1922
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: OCLC:610423511

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A Journal of the Life and Travels of John Woolman

A Journal of the Life and Travels of John Woolman
Author: John Woolman
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 334
Release: 1838
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: HARVARD:32044081816936

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