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Goodman, Felicitas D.; Henney, Jeanette H. and Pressel, Esther Trance, Healing, and Hallucination: Three Field Studies in Religious Experience
New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1974. First Edition. Cloth. Good/Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 0471313904 Ex-Library (Book ref. 025220) £45.00
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Kephart, William M. Extraordinary Groups: The Sociology of Unconventional Life-Styles
London: Martin Robertson, 1977. First U.K. Edition. Cloth. New/New. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 0855201126 Covers eight diverse associational groups in America: The Old Order Amish; The Oneida Community; The Gypsies; The Church of Christ, Scientist; The Hasidim; The Father Divine Movement; The Mormons and The Jehovah Witnesses. In the introduction, they state one of the primary reasons for choosing these eight subcultures is because "they illustrate major sociological principles in concrete form." (page 1) Another reason is the diversity of each of the groups. They state some of the differences as being economic, rural versus urban, and proselytizing versus self-growth sects. The third reason they give is "simply that they are interesting." Extraordinary Groups fulfills each of these reasons. In addition, when Kephart discusses a new sociological term they give a definition and then an example from the current group being discussed. Kepphart sites and recommends further reading material for each chapter in a Selected Readings section. (Book ref. 017578) £15.00
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Whitworth, John McKelvie, with a Foreword by Professor David Martin God's Blueprints: A Sociological Study of Three Utopian Sects.
London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1975. 0710080026. First Edition. 8vo. 258pp. Black cloth. Pages slightly tanned otherwise near fine in dust-jacket. A study of the Shakers, the Oneida Community and the Bruderhof or Society of Brothers. (Book ref. 9072) £12.50
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Edited By Humez, Jean M. Mother's First-Born Daughters : Early Shaker Writings on Women and Religion
Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1993. Paperback. Fine/No d/j as Published. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 0253207444 "The following morning, Mother led Israel and Elizabeth out of the house and spoke to them as follows: 'Last night, when we were in the worship of God, I saw a number of souls rise from the dead, and come into the resurrection of life. And when you [Israel] was here before, I saw your mother [his mother had been dead thirty years] and when you was released, and your flesh turned to its natural color again, she was released also and came into the resurrection...Israel, you have begun to bear for other souls, and you must never give out, till the last soul is gathered in. When you get home, tell your father and stepmother that your mother is risen from the dead.'" - from the book.A fascinating introduction to the world of the early Shakers, this anthology documents the contributions to Shaker religion made by women during its first seventy years. This period (1780-1851) saw Mother Ann Lee's complex legacy as the founder of a new religion realized in a network of nineteen separatist celibate communities in eight states. By giving us a closer look at the ways in which women influenced the evolution of the religion during this formative era, this book contributes to a more accurate vision of Shakerism and highlights the ways in which gender can play an important role in the creation of a new religious institution. 294pp. Previous owners inscription to ffep. (Book ref. 026942) £10.00
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EVANS (John): A Sketch of the Denominations of the Christian World; With a Persuasive to Religious Moderation. To which is prefixed an Introductory Outline of Atheism, Deism, Theophilanthropis, Judaism, Mahometanism, and Christianity. With an Essay on Enthusiasm and Superstition.... The Twelfth Edition, Containing..., An Original Account of the Shakers....
London: Printed by J. and E. Hodson...for Crosby & Co..., 1811. 12mo, pp. lxxii, 332 [333 - 336 adverts], engraved frontispiece, contemporary calf, gilt border on covers, gilt spine (slightly worn), black morocco label. A very good copy, from the Easton Neston Library, with library label for shelf mark and the armorial bookplate of Sir Thomas Hesketh, Bart., Rufford Hall Lancashire on the front paste-down end-paper. The Baptist John Evans (1767 - 1827) established a seminary in Islington; he published numerous works, of which this is probably the best-known. It was first published in 1795 as a shilling pamphlet and reached 15 editions before Evans's death. (Book ref. 5433) £50.00
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Michael Horsham Shaker Style: A celebration of the Beautiful Workmanship of the Shaker Movement
London: Eagle Edition, 1998. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 1902328108 Fine with slight lean and lightly sunned edges.128 pages with colour ills. throughout. A celebration of Shaker craftsmanship, this book also outlines the historical foundation of the Shaker movement and its dissemination throughout New England during the late 18th century to its influence on present day ideology and design. A fascinating final chapter evaluates the influence of Shakerism on the Arts and Crafts movement. (Book ref. 001107) £6.00
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Blackie, Nansie. A Time for Trumpets: Scottish Church Movers and Shakers of the Twentieth Century.
Edinburgh: Saint Andrew Press, 2005. ISBN: 0715208241. 168pp. Essays of figures such as J. H. Oldham, John and Donald Baillie, Archie Craig, Lesslie Newbigin, Mary Levinson, Maidie Hart and others. Very lightly rubbed. Clean and neat. Paperback. Very good copy. (Book ref. 7293) £4.00
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FOSTER Lawrence Religion and Sexuality: The Shakers, the Mormons, and the Oneida Community
University of Illinois Press, 1984 363p, paperback, a VG copy [0252011198] First published in 1981 (Book ref. 97278) £8.00
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"Mick Gidley (Editor), Kate Bowles (Editor)" Locating the Shakers: Cultural Origins and Legacies of an American Religious Movement (Exeter Studies in American & Commonwealth Arts)
University of Exeter Press; 1990 "Paperback,ex-library, with usual stamps and markings, in good all round condition. 176pp., 350grams, ISBN:0859893510" (Book ref. 521559) £4.00
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"Mick Gidley,Kate Bowles" Locating the Shakers: Cultural Origins and Legacies of an American Religious Movement (Exeter Studies in American & Commonwealth Arts)
University of Exeter Press 1990 "Paperback,ex-library, with usual stamps and markings, in good all round condition., 350grams, ISBN:0859893510" (Book ref. 858914) £4.00
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Francis, Richard. Ann the Word
London: Fourth Estate, 2000. 7.5" x 5", 388pp. Biography of the eighteenth century British mystic who began the movement known as the 'Shakers'. Describes her travels from working class Lancashire to leading a religious sect in New England. Provides a fascinating social history of both eighteenth century Manchester and New England as the backdrop to Ann's life. Small number of integral black and white illustrations and maps. Bibliography. Index. Paperback. Fine, bright copy. (Book ref. 2792) £6.50
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Whitson, Robley Edward, ed The Shakers: Two Centuries of Spiritual Reflection
(SPCK, 1983) Preface by Gertrude M. Soule. Contains the teachings of Ann Lee, Joseph Meacham, John Dunlavy. Paperback. Some shelf wear at edges, otherwise good. xiv + 370pp (Book ref. A3949) £6.75
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Gidley, Mick Locating the Shakers: Cultural Origins and Legacies of an American Spiritual Movement
(Exeter UP, 1990) With Kate Bowles and with an afterword by John Fowles. Paperback. Front cover slightly creased, otherwise very good. 158pp (Book ref. A3950) £4.00
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