Gospel Order, and the search for it, has shaped the Quaker experience since George Fox’s time. In this series of essays, Lloyd Lee Wilson explores the concept of Gospel Order as understood by early Quakers and contemporary conservative Friends. Each essay addresses a facet of the faith and practice of Friends, articulating ways in which Friends’ vision of Gospel Order has shaped their beliefs as well as their outward lives. Both seasoned Friends and readers new to Quakerism will find these essays helpful to their understanding of this “peculiar people.”
Originally published in 1993 by Celo Press/Morehouse Pub. Co., this volume was reprinted by Pendle Hill in 1996 in a limited run of 750 copies.