Eigh­teen cen­tu­ry preach­er and abo­li­tion­ist John Wool­man, whose jour­nal is a Ren­o­varé Book Club selec­tion, had a pro­found impact on Ren­o­varé founder Richard Fos­ter, who like Wool­man is Quak­er. In this episode, Richard dis­cuss­es the life and work of this hum­ble yet bold fol­low­er of Jesus.

Show Notes

How did you dis­cov­er John Woolman’s Journal?

What was it, as a col­lege stu­dent, read­ing Woolman’s journal?

Woolman’s first expe­ri­ence with slavery.

The sto­ry of Ben­jamin Lay.

Wool­man dealt with the three great isms of our day: racism, mil­i­tarism, and consumerism.

Could you help folks under­stand a lit­tle about Quak­erism and the Friends?

Tell us about your doc­tor­al dissertation.

What would you hope for peo­ple read­ing the book to take away from it?

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