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Under Quaker Appointment

Under Quaker Appointment
The Life of Jane P. Rushmore

Emily Cooper Johnson

228 pages | 5 x 8
Cloth 1953 | ISBN 9781512803235 | $79.95s | Outside the Americas £64.00
Ebook 2016 | ISBN 9781512803242 | Buy from Combined Academic Publishers £64.00
An Anniversary Collection volume

If you are a Quaker, you will naturally want to read this portrayal of the remarkable woman—teacher, minister, writer—whose life was synonymous with the Philadelphia Race Street Yearly Meeting and the Friends General Conference. Quaker or not, you will find deep interest and everything to admire in the record of a personality so matter-of-factly devoted to religious tolerance and social progress.

Jane Rushmore's life covers nearly three-quarters of the period during which American Quakerism has been divided into "Hicksite" and "Orthodox" branches. While there has been endless discussion and analysis concerning the Separation, little attention has been paid the independent accomplishments of each group of their mutual efforts toward reconciliation. More than the biography of one person, Under Quaker Appointment also tells the neglected, impressive story of how the two groups worked their way back to organic union.

Here is the absorbing study of an outstanding American and of great events in the history of an organization whose expression of Christianity is universally unique.

Emily Cooper Johnson was active in Quaker affairs, was the chairman of the editorial board of the Friends Intelligencer, and the author of Dean Bond of Swarthmore.

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