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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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