The Quaker Condition: The Sociology of a Liberal Religion

Pink Dandelion


The Quaker Condition: The Sociology of a Liberal Religion

The Quaker Condition: The Sociology of a Liberal Religion

  • Title: The Quaker Condition: The Sociology of a Liberal Religion
  • Author: Pink Dandelion
  • ISBN: 9781847185655
  • Page: 225
  • Format: Hardcover



This book focuses primarily on what we have termed the Quaker Condition It looks sociologically at the condition of present day British Quakerism This original and innovative collection contributes to several different, though obviously connected, fields within the study of religion It operates on five levels In the first place, the volume is the first to represent,This book focuses primarily on what we have termed the Quaker Condition It looks sociologically at the condition of present day British Quakerism This original and innovative collection contributes to several different, though obviously connected, fields within the study of religion It operates on five levels In the first place, the volume is the first to represent, substantially, the contribution of social science to the study of Quakerism and therefore provides useful comparative material for those whose focus is on other faith groups Second, the book focuses largely on British Quakerism and so enriches the pool of resources relating to the sociology of British religion and British culture generally Third, there are very few sociological volumes dedicated to the analysis of a single faith group Fourth, the book represents an in depth study of a liberal faith group, when liberal religion is the focus of much scholarly debate at present particularly with reference to the secularisation thesis The study of British Quakerism is especially fascinating in this regard, given how the group can be described almost as hyper or ultra liberal, prefiguring many of the developments which may overtake currently conservative groups Fifth, the volume represents a particularly collective way of working of interest to all those concerned with the methodology of social research, with the design and construction of the volume jointly agreed by all the authors Regular meetings of the group and a conference based on these chapters has culminated in a book far interwoven and layered than a typical edited collection.


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