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Motions of Love: Woolman as Mystic and Activist

By Sterling Olmsted

Pendle Hill Pamphlet #312 (1993)

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A study of the interrelationship between mysticism and activism in the life and ministry of John Woolman, as reflected through his writings.

About the Author(s)

Sterling Olmsted, formerly Dean of Faculty at Wilmington College of Ohio, has been active in the Religious Society of Friends for more than thirty years. A member of Campus Meeting at Wilmington, which belongs both to Wilmington Yearly Meeting (FUM) and Ohio Valley Yearly Meeting (FGC), he has served on various committees of both yearly meetings and also on committees of the Friends Committee on National Legislation and the Friends World Committee for Consultation. He helped to found the Friends Association for Higher Education. He was a teacher of English and administrator at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, as well as at Wilmington College. His course in “Nonviolence and Social Change,” which he taught both on the Wilmington College campus and in the college’s prison program, was part of a Peace Studies concentration and focused on Woolman’s Journal, Gandhi’s Autobiography, and Thich Nhat Hanh’s Being Peace.

Pendle Hill Pamphlet #312

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Weight 2.3 oz