Greetings Friends:

I am interested in knowing what specific works people think of that are expressive of the period of Quaker Quietism.  I am interested in works that were written during the period of Quietism (aka The Second Period of Quaker History).  Personally, I have found the following works of help in accessing the thought of this period:

A Guide to True Peace, Counsel for the Christian Traveler by William Shewen, The Grounds of a Holy Life by Hugh Turford, A Short History of a Long Travel from Babylon to Bethel by Stephen Crisp, and various 'Disciplines' that were published by Yearly Meetings during this period.

Are there other works that people here find particularly helpful in accessing Quaker Quietism?  

Thanks in advance for any comments.

Best wishes,

Jim

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Comment by Mark Frankel on 8th mo. 27, 2017 at 2:18pm

A Guide to True Peace, which ran into many editions during the C19 but consists of edited extracts of Catholic mystics of the C17, well captures the spirit of quietism - and counters the notion that Quakers in the C19 were entirely evangelical

Comment by Jim Wilson on 8th mo. 27, 2017 at 3:22pm

Thanks Mark.  The 'Guide' is on my list and I have personally engaged with it for a long time.  I carry a copy with me wherever I go.  Incidentally, editions of the 'Guide' continue to be printed by various publishers right into the 21st century.  It has become a spiritual classic that many people find helpful beyond the Quaker community.  Recently an anthology of Contemplative Literature was released, edited by Louis Komjathy, that includes the 'Guide' in its entirety as an example of the western contemplative tradition.  //  What I am hoping to track down is other works in during the period of Quietism that have a similar focus.  

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