- Author : John Woolman
- Release Date : 12 August 1998
- Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
- Genre : Religion
- Pages : 254 pages
- ISBN 13 : 9781579101466
Download or read book entitled The Journal of John Woolman and A Plea for the Poor by author: John Woolman which was release on 12 August 1998 and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers with total page 254 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Woolman's ÒJournalÓ 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 Òlife itself in home, meeting and community,Ó a life which was an Òartistic creation as beautiful in its simplicity and proportion as was the architecture of its meeting houses...Ó 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 ÒpeculiarÓ people.Ó 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.