Hope, Mothers of Feminism: The Story of Quaker Women in America (San
Francisco: Harper & Row, 1986).
H., Friends for 350 Years, with historical update and page and line
notes by Margaret Hope Bacon (Wallingford,
PA: Pendle Hill Publications,
2002). The history and beliefs of the Society of Friends since George
Fox started the Quaker movement.
Benson, Lewis, Catholic
Quakerism (Philadelphia: Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, 1966). A challenging treatise on the revolutionary character of the
original Quaker message and mission.
Geoffrey, Quaker by Convincement, rev. ed. (London: Quaker Home Service,
1985). A classic introduction to Quakerism.
Larry, First Among Friends: George Fox and the Creation of Quakerism (New
York: Oxford Press, 1994).
Patricia, Listening Spirituality, Vol. II. Corporate Spiritual
Practice Among Friends (Washington Grove, MD:
Opening Press, 1999). Distributed in the United States through AFSC, FGC, and Pendle Hill
bookstores, and in England
through The Quaker Book Shop (London).
Smith, Robert, A Book of Quaker Wisdom (New York: Quill [an
imprint of HarperCollins], 2002).
Stephen, Caroline, Quaker Stronghold (Wallingford, PA:
Pendle Hill Pamphlet #59, 1951). An abridgement that selects Caroline
Stephen’s explanation of the tenets she considered to be the cornerstone and
foundation of Quakerism.
Trueblood, Elton, A People Called Quakers (New York:
Harper and Row, 1966).
Faith and Practice of New England
Yearly Meeting of Friends (Worcester, MA: New England Yearly
Meeting of Friends, 1986).
North Pacific Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of
Friends, Faith and Practice (Corvallis, OR: North Pacific Yearly Meeting,
Pacific Yearly Meeting of
the Religious Society of Friends, Faith and Practicez:
A guide to Quaker Discipline in the Experience of Pacific Yearly
Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (San Francisco: Pacific Yearly Meeting, 2001).
Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends, Faith and
Practice of Philadelphia
Yearly Meeting (Philadelphia: Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, 1998).
Discipline: Nineteenth-Century Friends’ Disciplines in America
(Glenside, PA: Quaker Heritage Press, 1999).
Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in Britain, Quaker Faith and Practice: The Book of
Christian Discipline of the Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of
Friends (Quakers) in Britain
(Warwick, England: Warwick Printing Company
Limited, 2005). A wonderful resource for any Friend or meeting; contains
abundant quotations from numerous sources.
The Rowntree Series of Quaker Histories:
William, The Beginnings of Quakerism, 2nd ed., prepared
by Henry J. Cadbury (London: Cambridge University Press, 1981).
William, The Second Period of Quakerism, 2nd ed., prepared
by Henry J. Cadbury (London: Cambridge University Press, 1981).
Jones, Rufus, The Later Periods of Quakerism (two volues) (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1970).
Jones, Rufus, Quakers
in the American Colonies (New York: Macmillan, 1911).
Jones, Rufus, Studies
in Mystical Religion (New York: Macmillan, 1909).
Rufus Jones, Spiritual
Reformers in the 16th and 17th Centuries (New York:
Hope, Mothers of Feminism: The Story of Quaker Women in America. (San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1986).
and J. William Frost, The Quakers (Richmond,
IN: Friends United Press, 1994).
A., A Living Faith: An Historical Study of Quaker Beliefs (Richmond, IN:
Friends United Press, 1990).
ed., Hidden in Plain Sight: Quaker Women’s Writings, 1650–1700: The Story of
Quaker Women in America
(Wallingford, PA: Pendle Hill Publications, 1996).
H., Quakers in Conflict: The
Hicksite Reformation (Wallingford, PA: Pendle Hill
Publications, 1998). A solid exploration of the issues, personalities, and
events surrounding the Orthodox–Hicksite schism, with a special emphasis on the
competing visions of the future of the Society of Friends held by each side.
Manousos, Anthony, ed., A
Western Quaker Reader: Writings by and about Independent Quakers in the Western
United States, 1929–1999 (Whittier,
CA: Friends Bulletin Corporation,
Caroline Emelia, Quaker Strongholds, Centenary ed. (Chula
Vista, CA: Wind and Rock Press, 1995).
Edwin, The Valiant Sixty (York,
England: Sessions Book Trust, The Ebor Trust, 1988). Original
Vipont, Elfrida, George
Fox and the Valiant Sixty (London: Hamish Hamilton, 1975).
Barclay, Robert, Barclay’s Apology in Modern English, Dean Freiday, ed. (Newberg, OR: The Barclay Press, 1991).
Cox, E. P. Mather, and R. J. Leach, Quaker Classics in Brief: William Penn,
Robert Barclay, and Isaac Penington (Wallingford, PA: Pendle Hill
Fox, George, Journal
of George Fox, John L. Nickalls, ed. (London:
Religious Society of Friends, 1975).
No More but my Love: Letters of George Fox, Cecil Sharman, ed.
(London: Quaker Home Service, 1980).
Isaac, The Light Within and Selected Readings (London:
Tract Association of Friends, 1984). Abridged from four
volumes of this early Quaker writer’s work.
Penn, William, No
Cross, No Crown, Ronald Selleck, ed.(Richmond, IN: Friends United Press, 1981).
Steere, Douglas, ed., Quaker
Spirituality: Selected Writings (Ramsey, NJ: Paulist
Woolman, John, The Journal and Major Essays of John Woolman, Phillips
P. Moulton, ed. (Richmond, IN: Friends United Press, 1989).
Journals and Biography
Ambler, Rex, Truth of
the Heart (London:
Quaker Books, 2001).
Hope, The Quiet Rebels: The Story of the Quakers in America (Philadelphia:
New Society Publishers, 1985).
Birchard, Bruce, The Burning One-ness
Binding Everything: A Spiritual Journey (Wallingford, PA: Pendle Hill
Pamphlet #332, 1997).
Rebecca, Daughters of Light (New York: Knopf, 1999).
Miller, Larry McK., Witness for
Humanity: Biography of Clarence Pickett (Wallingford, PA: Pendle Hill
Newman, Daisy, A Procession of Friends (Richmond, IN:
Friends United Press, 1992).
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends, Quaker
(for sale at Friends’ Book Store), 1909–1916]. A series of
sketches, chiefly biographical, concerning members of the Society of Friends,
from the seventeenth century to more recent times, with illustrations.
Rickerman, Sally, Growing Up Quaker and Universalist Too (Quaker
Universalist Fellowship, 1999). The journey of a Quaker universalist from her ancestral roots in seventeenth-century
Quakerism, to her family's experiences on the American frontier, to her own
upbringing as a twentieth-century Friend.
Salitan, Lucille and Lewis, Eve, eds., Virtuous Lives:
Four Quaker sisters remember family life, abolitionism, and women’s suffrage
(New York: Continuum 1994).
Sherr, Lynn, Failure Is Impossible: Susan B.
Anthony in her own words (New York: Times
Sterling, Dorothy, Ahead of her time: Abby Kelley and the
politics of anti-slavery (New York: W. W. Norton and Company,
Worship and Devotion
Post, A Certain Kind of Perfection (Wallingford,
PA: Pendle Hill Publications, 1997).
Emerson, Rufus Jones Speaks to Our Time (New York: Macmillan,
Foster, R ichard J., Celebration of
Discipline (San Francisco: Harper, 1978).
Lacey, Paul, Leading
and Being Led (Wallingford, PA: Pendle Hill Pamphlet #264, 1985).
Meeting, To Lima
with Love (London: Quaker Home Service, 1987). Response to the
World Council of Churches document Baptism, Eucharist and Ministry. A clear statement of the Quaker response to aspects of traditional
Patricia, Listening Spirituality, Vol. 1. Personal Spiritual Practices Among Friends (Washington, D.C.: Openings Press, 1997). Distributed in the United States
through AFSC, FGC, and Pendle Hill bookstores, and in England through The Quaker Book Shop (London).
Punshon, John, Encounter
with Silence: Reflections from the Quaker Tradition (Richmond, IN: Friends United
Four Doors to Meeting for Worship (Wallingford, PA: Pendle
Hill Pamphlet #306, 1992).
Lee, Essays on the Quaker Vision of Gospel Order (Philadelphia: Quaker Press of FGC, 2002).
Peace and Social Concerns
Beebe, Ralph, Robert J. Rumsey, and Norval Hadley,
Call to Peacemaking: A challenge to all friends (Philadelphia:
distributed by Friends World Committee for Faith and Life Movement, 1976).
Borton, Lady, Sensing the
Enemy: An American woman among the boat people of Vietnam (Garden City,
NY: Dial, 1984).
Boulding, Kenneth Ewart, Human
Betterment (Beverly Hills, CA: Sage Publications, 1985.) What does it mean?
Is it possible?
Boulding, Kenneth Ewart, Stable
Peace (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1978.) If the United States
had a policy for peace, what would it look like?
ed. Alison A. Anderson, The Intrepid
Quaker: One Man's Quest for Peace: Memoirs,
speeches, and writings of Stephen G. Cary (Wallingford, PA:
Pendle Hill Publications, 2003)
Miriam, Convictions of the Heart: Jim Corbett and the sanctuary
movement (Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1988).
and Armstrong, Richard, eds. A Peace Reader:
Essential readings on war, justice, nonviolence, and world order (New York:
Paulist Press, 1987). Includes
selections from George Fox, William Penn, and Elise Boulding,
Griswold, Robert, Quaker
Peace Testimony in Times of Terrorism (Torrance, CA.: Friends
Bulletin Corporation, 2003). Available online at www.westernquaker.net/friends_peace_testimony_and_terrorism.htm
Jonas, Gerald, On
Doing Good: The Quaker experiment (New York: Scribner, 1971).
Peace Pilgrim: Her life and work in her own words, compiled by some of her
friends (Santa Fe, NM: Ocean Tree Books, 1983).
Clarence Evan, For More Than Bread: An
autobiographical account of twenty-two years' work with the American Friends
Service Committee (Boston: Little, Brown, 1953).
Powelson, John P., The
Moral Economy, (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1998). Is it
possible for an economic system to reward moral behavior without using
government power to force people to love their neighbor?
Richmond, Ben, The
Guide for Friends on Conscientious Objection to War (Richmond, IN:
Friends United Meeting, 2001). Available from www.quakerhillbooks.org.
Smith, Jane Orion, Shaking the Foundations, 2005
Intermountain Yearly Meeting Plenary Address, 16 June 2005. Online at imym.org/minutesreports/2005minutes/orionsmithplenary.
F., with Wilmer A. Cooper et al., ed. Tom Mullen, Witness in Washington: Fifty years
of Friendly persuasion (Richmond, IN: Friends United Press, 1995).
Twain, Mark, The
War Prayer, with drawings by John Groth (New York: Perennial /
HarperCollins, 2002). What do people really mean when they pray for victory?
Wilson, E. Raymond, Uphill
for Peace: Quaker impact on Congress (Richmond, IN: Friends United Press,
Yarrow, C. H.
Mike, Quaker Experiences in International Conciliation (New Haven, CT:
Yale University Press, 1978).
Mullen, Tom, Witness in
Account of the First 50 Years of FCNL (Richmond, IN: Friends United
Stewardship and Environmental
Brown, Judith, God’s
Spirit in Nature (Wallingford, PA: Pendle Hill Pamphlet #336, 1998).
Gould, Lisa Lofland, Caring for Creation: Reflections on the Biblical
Basis of Earthcare (Burlington, VT: Friends
Committee on Unity with Nature, 1999).
Stages of Life
Children and Youth
Children and Solitude (Wallingford, PA: Pendle Hill Pamphlet
Richard, Rites of Passage in Children (Friends Council on
Answering That of God in our Children (Wallingford, PA: Pendle Hill
Pamphlet #315, 1994).
Stephanie, ed., A Manual on Nonviolence and
Children (Philadelphia, PA: Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, 1977).
J., To Know as We Are Known: A Spirituality of Education (San Francisco:
Harper & Row, 1983).
Test, Mary, On Sitting Still (Philadelphia, PA: Philadelphia
Yearly Meeting, 1972).
Boulding, Elise, One Small Plot of Heaven: Reflections
on Family Life by a Quaker Sociologist (Wallingford, PA: Pendle Hill
Publications, 1989). Twelve essays.
Hill, Leslie, Marriage:
A Spiritual Leading for Lesbian, Gay, and Straight Couples
(Wallingford, PA: Pendle Hill
Pamphlet #308, 1995).
Yearly Meeting Ministry and Counsel, Living with Oneself and
Others: Working Papers on Aspects of Family Life (New
England Yearly Meeting, 2001). Discussion,
queries, and advices on marriage, family life, separation, divorce, remarriage,
and living without a partner. Available from
J., Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the voice of vocation (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2000).
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting committee on Family Relations
and Watson, Elizabeth,
Marriage in the Light: Reflections on Commitment and the Clearness
Process (Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, 1993).
Skidmore, Chris and Gil, eds. Beyond My
Control: Quakers Talk About Their Personal Experience of Addiction (Sowle Press, 2003). Available from FGC bookstore.
Without Nightfall Upon the Spirit: Reflections on
Aging (Wallingford, PA, Pendle Hill Pamphlet #311, 1994)
Yungblut, John, On Hallowing our Diminishments (Wallingford,
PA: Pendle Hill Pamphlet #212, 1990).
Loss, Death, and Dying
Humphry, Derek, Final Exit (New York: Dell
Publishing, 1991). The practicalities of self-deliverance and
assisted suicide for the dying.
Humphry, Derek, Let Me Die Before I Wake: Hemlock’s book of self-deliverance for the
dying and Supplement to Final Exit: The
latest how-to and why of euthanasia/hastened death (Junction City, OR:
Norris Lane Press, 2001).
James, John W. and Friedman Russell, The
Grief Recovery Handbook: The action program for moving beyond death, divorce,
and other losses (New York: Harper Perennial, 1998).
Kübler-Ross, Elisabeth, Death:
The final stage of growth, 1st Touchstone ed. (New York: Simon
& Schuster, 1986).
Levine, Stephen, Who dies? An
investigation of conscious living and conscious dying (Garden City, NY: Anchor
Levine, S., A Year to Live (Sounds True
Cassettes, Shambala Press).
Memorial Societies: Continental Association of Funeral
and Memorial Societies, Suite 1100, 1828 L St., NW, Washington, DC, 20036.
Moody, Raymond A. Jr., Reflections on Life after Life, (Boston:
G. K. Hall, 1978).
Morgan, Ernest, ed. Jenifer Morgan, Dealing Creatively with
Death: A manual of death education and simple burial (Bayside, NY,
Barclay House, 1990).
Watson, Elizabeth, Guests of
My Life (Burnsville, NC: Celo Press, 1983).
Weiss, Brian L., Through Time into Healing (New York:
Simon & Schuster, 1992).
Westberg, Granger E., Good
Grief: A Constructive Approach to the Problem of Loss (Philadelphia:
Fortress Press, 1979).
Meeting Death Preparation Handbook.
Quaker Process and Decision Making
Brown, Thomas S., When Friends Attend
to Business (Philadelphia: Philadelphia Yearly Meeting). Available online at www.pym.org/pm/publications.php.
Elizabeth, Fellowships, Conferences, and
Associations: The Limits of the Liberal Quaker Reinvention of Meeting Polity (Boston: Beacon Hill Friends House, 2004).
Important for anyone trying to understand contemporary Quaker debates over
same-sex marriage, the meaning of membership, the role of committees, and
issues of leadership in the Religious Society of Friends.
Greene, Jan and Marty Walton, Fostering
Vital Friends Meetings, Part I: A Handbook for Working with Quaker Meetings. (Philadelphia, PA: Friends General Conference, 1999). Valuable for finding materials to help a meeting with growth and/or
Greene, Jan and Marty Walton, Fostering
Vital Friends Meetings, Part II: Resources for Working with Quaker Meetings (Philadelphia, PA: Friends General Conference,
1999). A supplement containing resources mentioned in Part I, above.
Hickey, Damon, Serving
a Friends Meeting as Recording Clerk. Available from
Lacey, Paul, The
Authority of Our Meetings Is the Power of God. (Wallingford,
PA: Pendle Hill Publications,
2003). The author holds in creative tension the individual and corporate
responsibilities in our monthly meetings to witness to the power and authority
Loring, Patricia, Spiritual
Discernment: The Context and Goal of Clearness Committees
(Wallingford, PA: Pendle Hill
Pamphlet #305, 1992).
Loring, Patricia, Spiritual Responsibility in the Meeting for Business (Philadelphia, PA: Quaker Press of FGC,1993). The differences between Friends' process and the secular process of
Morley, Barry, Beyond Consensus:
Salvaging the Sense of the Meeting (Wallingford, PA: Pendle Hill
Pamphlet #307, 1993). Discusses the process of reaching a
sense of the meeting.
Sheeran, Michael J., Beyond Majority
Rule: Voteless Decisions in the Religious Society of
Friends (Philadelphia, PA: Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, 1983). A study of Friends’ decision making, written by a Jesuit priest.
Watson, Will, Before
Business Begins: Notes for Recording Clerks (New England Yearly Meeting, 1996).
Other Publications of Interest
Sally, ed. Quaker Universalist Reader (Quaker Universalist Fellowship,
Friends General Conference, The Wounded Meeting: Dealing with Difficult
Behavior in Meeting for Worship (Philadelphia, PA: Friends General
Conference, 1993). Explores options for loving solutions to
problems and the need to take action.
ed. Each of Us Inevitable (Friends for Lesbian, Gay,
Bisexual, Trangender, and Queer Concerns, 2003).
Some keynote addresses at Quaker gatherings, 1977–1993.
Griswold, Robert, Creeds and
Quakers: What’s Belief Got to Do with It? (Wallingford, PA:
Pendle Hill Pamphlet #377, 2005).
St., Torrance, CA
310-325-3581 www.westernquaker.net. The
official publication of the three independent
Western yearly meetings.
Friends Journal, 1216 Arch St. Philadelphia,
Read by subscribers in all 50 states and many foreign countries. Its authors
include Friends from all parts of the United States and elsewhere, and
from all branches of Friends.
FLGBTQC Notes, Friends for Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Concerns. www.quaker.org/flgbtqc.
Pastoral Care Newsletter, 1515 Cherry Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
19102 (Family Relations Committee of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting).
Quaker Life, 101 Quaker Hill Drive, Richmond, Indiana 47374 (Friends United Meeting).
www.afsc.org Home site for the American Friends Service Committee.
www.fcnl.org Home site for Friends Committee on National
Legislation, the Friends’ lobbying organization in Washington, DC.
www.fgcquaker.org Home site for Friends General Conference.
www.fum.org Home site for Friends United Meeting.
www.fwccworld.org Home site for the Friends World Committee for
www.evangelical-friends.org Home site for Evangelical Friends International.
www.imym.org Intermountain Yearly Meeting’s site.
www.pendlehill.org Site run by the Philadelphia-area Quaker study center.
Includes information about classes, a bookstore, and a place
to order Pendle Hill pamphlets. Some of the pamphlets are now kept
online in .pdf format for free download.
www.quakerbooks.org Friends General Conference bookstore. Discounts for classes.
www.quakercenter.org Site run by the Ben Lomond
Center outside of Santa Cruz, CA.
Meeting locator run by Friends General Conference. Lists meetings and some
churches, sorted by distance from a specific city or zip code.
www.quakerhillbooks.org Friends United Meeting bookstore.
general information site for Quakers, run by Russell Nelson. Full
of links and instructions for subscribing to various newsgroups, email lists,
and other Quaker groups.
www.quaker.org/quip/. Homesite of
QUIP, Quakers United in Publishing. You can search a large database by
author, title, and subject and get information on cost and availability. Has
information for those wanting to publish. Maintained by Bruce
www.quaker.org/flgriswoldgbtqc. Home site for Friends for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and
Queer Concerns. A North
American Quaker faith community. Information on gatherings, resources, and newsletter.