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Henry J. Cadbury: Scholar, Activist, Disciple

By Margaret Hope Bacon

Pendle Hill Pamphlet #376 (2005)

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Henry Joel Cadbury was one of the most respected and beloved Quakers of the twentieth century. His accomplishments and commitments reached into many worlds. He was widely acknowledged as an author and as a biblical scholar and translator of the highest order; a professor who challenged students’ thinking in the halls of Harvard Divinity School, Haverford and Bryn Mawr Colleges and Pendle Hill; and the consummate Quaker activist. A strong and steady voice for peace and racial justice, he lived his faith through social action. For Henry Cadbury, that activism was expressed principally through the American Friends Service Committee, of which he was a founder and long-time board chair. Eminent Quaker historian Margaret Hope Bacon, who was Henry Cadbury’s associate at AFSC for many years, draws upon her unique perspective to acquaint readers with his full and rich life.

About the Author(s)

Margaret Hope Bacon is the author of fifteen books of biography, history, memoir and fiction, all concerning Quaker subjects. She worked for the American Friends Service Committee for twenty-two years in information services and is past president and currently a member of the Friends Historical Association. She has served Pendle Hill in many capacities, including as a Friend in Residence, teacher and member of the Publications Committee. She is married to S. Allen Bacon and has three children and eight grandchildren. Pendle Hill Pamphlet #376

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Weight 2.3 oz