The quakers a very short introduction very short introductions pink dandelion on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers here is the perfect introductory guide to the history and ideas of the quakers one of the worlds most fascinating and enigmatic religious groups emerging in england in the 1650s as a radical sect challenging the status quo. The quakers a very short introduction by pink dandelion is a pretty substantial presentation of quaker life and belief in 160 pages dandelion divides the book into the chapters history worship belief theology and language ecumenism and finally the future of quakerism. The quakers a very short introduction pink dandelion very short introductions the perfect introductory guide to this varied and growing worldwide faith places quakerism in the wider religious picture and outlines what the future may hold for the group. The founding ideas of the movement are explored in who are the quakers which then briefly delineates the types of quaker found today the beliefs of george fox and his followers were foundational the necessity for a direct experience of god rejection of churches and sacraments belief that god speaks to believers directly through silence rejection of war. Ben pink dandelion is a reader in quaker studies and directs the work of the centre for postgraduate quaker studies woodbrooke quaker study centre and the university of birmingham he is the author of numerous books on the quakers including the liturgies of quakerism and introduction to quakerism and edits the journal quaker studies
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