May 2005 Updates:
Pendle Hill Pamphlets:
Eight intriguing pamphlets are newly available.
The Totalitarian Claim of the Gospels
php004 by Dora Willson, 1941
Dora Willson inspects the Gospels and the teachings of Jesus to interpret for us the meaning behind the parables and what that meaning implies for our lives. She considers the teachings of Jesus to be quite straightforward and "intensely practical in that it offers a way to life which is open to experiment."
Community and Worship
php010 by Douglas V. Steere, 1940
Douglas Steere considers two important components of Quaker meetings: how to build a sense of community; and the work that goes on in Meeting for Worship...
War Is The Enemy
php015 by A. J. Muste, 1942
A. J. Muste has been a Quaker spokesman for non-violence and peaceful resolution
of conflicts. He is well known for his positions, yet his writings have not been
The Self to the Self
php035 by Dora Willson, 1946
Prompted by the second of Jesus' great commandments: "you shall love your
neighbor as yourself," Dora Willson writes searchingly about how we should
Are Your Meetings Held In The Life
php037 by Margaret M. Cary, 1945
Writing in the early 1940's Margaret Cary presents a classic view of the role of women in the Meeting. But she easily goes beyond the culturally dated view and shines a light on the persistent need for communication, for fellowship, for visitation.
The Prophetic Element in Modern Art
php148 by Dorothea Blom, 1966
Dorothea begins with a not-so-innocent disclaimer "Art never lies." And from there this noted art historian gives us a brief survey of modern art, and how art appears to echo the reality of the present and to anticipate the reality of the future.
Quakerism and Christianity
php152 by Edwin B. Bronner, 1967
Edwin Bronner addresses some fundamental questions for Quakers. "What does it mean to be a Friend today? … It has never been easy to pin labels on Friends, whether
in the seventeenth century or today.
Apocalypso: Revelations in Theater
php180 by Jack Shepherd, 1971
Jack Shepherd, a playwright, an actor, an interpreter of drama, remembers
his efforts at Pendle Hill in developing, presenting, and acting in his new