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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ... judge others whose conduct appears more dishonourable than theirs, here the pure authority of discipline ceaseth as to such offenders, and a temptat This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ... judge others whose conduct appears more dishonourable than theirs, here the pure authority of discipline ceaseth as to such offenders, and a temptation is laid in their way to wrangle and contend. "Judge not," said our Blessed Lord, "that ye be not judged." Now this forbidding alludes to man's judgment, and points out the necessity of our humbly attending to that sanctifying power, under which the faithful experience the Lord to be "a spirit of judgment to them." Isa. xxviii. 6. And as we feel his Holy Spirit to mortify the deeds of the body in us, we can say, "it is no more I that live, but Christ that liveth in me"; here right judgment is known. And while Divine love prevails in our hearts, & self in us is brought under judgment, a preparation is felt to labour in a right manner with offenders; but if we abide not in this love, our outward performance in dealing with others & in imitation of worshipers, degenerates into formality. For "this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments." i John v. 3. How weighty are those instructions of our Redeemer concerning religious duties, when he points out that those who pray, should be so obedient to the teachings of the holy Spirit, that, humbly confiding in his help, they may say, Thy name, O Father, be hallowed! "Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven." In this awful state of mind people feel that worship which stands in doing the will of God on earth as it is done in heaven, and keeping the holy Name sacred. To take a holy profession upon us is awful; nor can we keep this holy Name sacred, but by humbly abiding under the power of the cross of Christ. Against some who prophaned his holy Name by their living the apostle made heavy complaint. "Through you, the name...


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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ... judge others whose conduct appears more dishonourable than theirs, here the pure authority of discipline ceaseth as to such offenders, and a temptat This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ... judge others whose conduct appears more dishonourable than theirs, here the pure authority of discipline ceaseth as to such offenders, and a temptation is laid in their way to wrangle and contend. "Judge not," said our Blessed Lord, "that ye be not judged." Now this forbidding alludes to man's judgment, and points out the necessity of our humbly attending to that sanctifying power, under which the faithful experience the Lord to be "a spirit of judgment to them." Isa. xxviii. 6. And as we feel his Holy Spirit to mortify the deeds of the body in us, we can say, "it is no more I that live, but Christ that liveth in me"; here right judgment is known. And while Divine love prevails in our hearts, & self in us is brought under judgment, a preparation is felt to labour in a right manner with offenders; but if we abide not in this love, our outward performance in dealing with others & in imitation of worshipers, degenerates into formality. For "this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments." i John v. 3. How weighty are those instructions of our Redeemer concerning religious duties, when he points out that those who pray, should be so obedient to the teachings of the holy Spirit, that, humbly confiding in his help, they may say, Thy name, O Father, be hallowed! "Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven." In this awful state of mind people feel that worship which stands in doing the will of God on earth as it is done in heaven, and keeping the holy Name sacred. To take a holy profession upon us is awful; nor can we keep this holy Name sacred, but by humbly abiding under the power of the cross of Christ. Against some who prophaned his holy Name by their living the apostle made heavy complaint. "Through you, the name...

30 review for The Journal and Essays of John Woolman

  1. 4 out of 5

    Corey

    If you ever wondered who the first recognized animal rights activist was, look no further. Who WALKED the up and down the eastern seaboard convincing all the other Quakers that they must oppose slavery so that the Quakers as a group became the first major force in abolition? Him again. What other missionary goes to the Indians during a war and asks them what THEY think so he can learn from them? Him again. He was an incredibly dedicated person, dropping a profitable career, diving into reflectio If you ever wondered who the first recognized animal rights activist was, look no further. Who WALKED the up and down the eastern seaboard convincing all the other Quakers that they must oppose slavery so that the Quakers as a group became the first major force in abolition? Him again. What other missionary goes to the Indians during a war and asks them what THEY think so he can learn from them? Him again. He was an incredibly dedicated person, dropping a profitable career, diving into reflections on how to be a better person, how to make the world better and DOING it with all his might. I can find no better example of a person living their ideals. You might want a basic definition of what Quakers are first to get an idea of his framework. Or a companion book of the history/language if you're not familiar with Colonial America.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Rick

    Even though Woolman's wording and phrasing may seem archaic to modern readers you cannot miss the passion with which he writes. This is a man who influenced many against slavery (including southern Quakers who owned slaves as hard as that is to believe), toward a responsible and simple and "plain" life of devotion to God and to their fellow human beings. Even though Woolman's wording and phrasing may seem archaic to modern readers you cannot miss the passion with which he writes. This is a man who influenced many against slavery (including southern Quakers who owned slaves as hard as that is to believe), toward a responsible and simple and "plain" life of devotion to God and to their fellow human beings.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Deb

    This is a tough read, but well worth it. I recently re-read "A Plea for the Poor" and it still applies today as much as in the 1700's. One example from Chapter 6: "Were there more men usefully employed and fewer who eat bread as a reward for doing that which is not useful, then food or raiment would, on a reasonable estimate, be more in proportion to labour than it is at present." This is a tough read, but well worth it. I recently re-read "A Plea for the Poor" and it still applies today as much as in the 1700's. One example from Chapter 6: "Were there more men usefully employed and fewer who eat bread as a reward for doing that which is not useful, then food or raiment would, on a reasonable estimate, be more in proportion to labour than it is at present."

  4. 4 out of 5

    Mark

    If you are a reflective reader, this book is for you. Also, I'd love to read some of your thoughts on the life and essays. If you are a reflective reader, this book is for you. Also, I'd love to read some of your thoughts on the life and essays.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Dan Gorman

    John Woolman's Journal is a thorough narrative of his intellectual life, missionary work among Native Americans, and campaign against slavery. He is a prophetic figure, focused on condemning slavery instead of proposing concrete steps to end the slave system. With that said, Woolman endorses non-consumption of slave-produced goods. He also refused to pay taxes that supported the Seven Years' War. The specifics of his personal life are omitted to a great degree, but this memoir contains some love John Woolman's Journal is a thorough narrative of his intellectual life, missionary work among Native Americans, and campaign against slavery. He is a prophetic figure, focused on condemning slavery instead of proposing concrete steps to end the slave system. With that said, Woolman endorses non-consumption of slave-produced goods. He also refused to pay taxes that supported the Seven Years' War. The specifics of his personal life are omitted to a great degree, but this memoir contains some lovely prose extolling Woolman's devotion to God.

  6. 5 out of 5

    John Williams

    This is an important book but difficult to read. You need to be in a class or discussion group with someone knowledgable about the subject. Otherwise if you want to learn about John Woolman a biography or history of American Quaker thought would be easier to grasp.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Larry Lamar Yates

    John Woolman was a religious fanatic by modern standards, a skilled organizer by any standards, and extraordinarily lacking in self-deception. In the sharpest Quaker style, he saw truths that are fundamental to being human.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Vanessa Siemens

    Hard to get through but his passion for and love of God shine through every word. Inspired by the way in which he strives to live in complete integrity.

  9. 4 out of 5

    loafingcactus

    A timeless testimony of conscience.

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