Recent Scholarship in Quaker Studies

  title={Recent Scholarship in Quaker Studies},
  author={Jordan Landes},
  journal={Quaker History},
  pages={71 - 79}
From the publication of Earlham School of Religion’s Digital Quaker Collection in 2003 to 2009’s Quakers and Slavery collaborative project by Haverford and Swarthmore Colleges to the newly available Philadelphia Congregations Early Records ( website, Quaker materials have provided rich primary sources for digital scholarship projects. Virtual access to Quaker materials has become even more important over the last six months, so this bibliography will start… 


Quakers and Jews
As Tony Stoller noted in his introduction to a Special Issue of Friends Quarterly in 2015, ‘[t]he relationship between Quakers and Jews has a very long history indeed’. His contribution, which
Quaker Studies in Critical Perspective
  • J. Kershner
  • History
    Bulletin for the Study of Religion
  • 2019
Editor’s Note: Jon Kershner is a noted expert on the Quaker tradition. His recent collaborative project, Quaker Studies: An Overview: The Current State of the Field (Daniels, Healey, and Kershner
The Quaker Renaissance and Liberal Quakerism in Britain, 1895-1930
Many Quakers who reached maturity towards the end of the nineteenth century found that their parents’ religion had lost its connection with reality. New discoveries in science and biblical research
Out of Site, Out of Mind: The Evolving Significance of Race in the Story of an Early Quaker-Freedmen School
This article documents collective memories of the founding, curriculum, and attendees of one of the first (1866) Reconstruction Era Quaker-Freedmen School sites in the Southeastern United States. It
Quakers and Business Ethics
Small groups of tightly connected co-religionists have sometimes succeeded in business. The Quakers of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries were a good example. Initially persecuted by English
Quakerism, localism and law: a critical consideration of the history of Quakers in the North West of England and the religious and political policy of the Restoration
This thesis constitutes an empirical local study of Quakers’ experience under the law between 1660 and 1685 when the monarchy and the Church of England were restored. Members of the Religious
Occupy Wall Street’s Civil Religion of the Nones: A Theology of Consensus
ABSTRACT Over the last thirty years religious and political polarization has not only created the Religious Right, but a Secular Left. These changes have had a profound and underappreciated influence
Law and the Holy Experiment in Colonial Pennsylvania
Religious liberty is a core component of America’s legal culture. William Penn, the Quaker founder and proprietor of colonial Pennsylvania, played an indispensable role in ensuring that it is.
Liberal Quakerism in America in the Long Nineteenth Century, 1790–1920
  • Thomas D. Hamm
  • History
    Brill Research Perspectives in Quaker Studies
  • 2020
Thomas D. Hamm (Earlham College) argues that a self-conscious, liberal Quakerism emerged in North America between 1790 and 1920. It had three characteristics. The first was a commitment to liberty
Religious Advocacy and Activism for the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
  • Emily Welty
  • Political Science
    Global Activism and Humanitarian Disarmament
  • 2019
Religious leaders can act as norm-builders in global policymaking due to their prominence in civil society and their access to social capital. This role is reflected in the preamble to the 2017