Sunday, October 21, 2007

Book Review - period ended 11.1.2007

Book Review/Quaker History/Dyer, Mary/Reason, faith, and American politics/Boston Globe/Boston/MA/USA/2-Oct-07/When Mary Dyer, who'd been exiled from the Massachusetts Bay Colony for her Quaker beliefs, and the public nuisance she made defending them, ...

From: QiN Book Review

...Wills’ review caption on the NPR show ‘Fresh Air’ broadcast of his interview states – “separation was meant as "the great protector of religion, not its enemy." Click on the above link to listen to Garry Wills interview, and to read a chapter from his book, which describes how the Quaker, Mary Dyer was hanged....

Book Review/Pacifism/War//Review: 'King's Gambit,' by Paul Hoffman/Newsday/Long Island/NY/USA/7-Oct-07/Still, some of his father's parental crimes ("dragging" him to Quaker meeting as a child so that someday he can stay out of a draft on religious pacifist grounds, for example, or "imposing" "experimental New Age braces") can surely be seen as loving, if not always especially considerate.

Book Review/Natural Science/Meteorology/Howard, Luke/Clouds from Both Sides Now/Washington Post/Washington/DC/USA/7-Oct-07/... modern meteorology, particularly Luke Howard, an early 19th-century Quaker who loved clouds and developed the classification system we still use today. ...

Quaker History/Religious Faith/Puritans/Nudity/The Hampton Historical Society presents/Hampton Union/Hampton/NH/USA/10-Oct-07/The Hampton Historical Society presents Dianne Rapaport at its annual meeting on Friday at 7 p.m. Rapaport will do a presentation from her new book: The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England. The story involves a 17th-century Quaker woman from Hampton, who showed her contempt for Puritan authorities by taking her clothes off during church. The meeting and speaker are free. Call Betty Moore at 926-2543.


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