Passion and partings

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The dying sayings of early Quakers

Right from the start, ‘the people called Quakers’ recorded each other’s ‘dying sayings’. This book tells how, happening upon some of these by accident, a 21st century Friend learned of their speakers’ passion for equality and truth.

Originally published at a time when religious dissent was fiercely discouraged, the accounts presented here give inspiration to anyone working for justice and peace in today’s world.

An adult educator by profession, Jane Mace has a persistent curiosity in the to and fro of speech and writing.

Publisher: Quacks Books,
ISBN number 978-1-912728-26-8

“There is much more to this book than the substantial extracts from the lives and dying sayings of twenty-four early Friends and the illuminating and scholarly discussion of these texts. It also maps a personal journey which Jane Mace invites us to take with her.” –Chris Skidmore

“This is an extraordinary little book that defies classification, enabling us to look into Quaker social history from a new angle. To my mind, the best of the book is when the author links those earlier Friends to us today, helping us to see our spiritiual forebears in new and unexpected ways.” –Judith Roads

Jane Mace is also author of God and Decision Making: A Quaker Approach from Quaker Books (2012)