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Journal of John Woolman

by John Woolman

John Woolman’s Journal portrays an ethical sensitivity comparable to St. Francis or Albert Schweitzer; and his keen sense of social injustice speaks directly to our affluent and increasingly divided mass society. Woolman’s essays widely influenced social thought in the United States, and in England as well, where he was esteemed by Lamb and Coleridge. 

The secret of Woolman’s purity of style is that his eye is single, and that conscience dictated his words. This Quaker preacher and tailor was a man of wisdom and true philosophy. These pages are filled with insight and messages for our time. A major classic of American spirituality.

1989 Friends United Press


"The only American book I ever read twice was the Journal of John Woolman, a Quaker preacher and tailor . . ."
Charles Lamb

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