May 2007 Updates:
Pendle Hill Pamphlets:
Six pamphlets are newly available.
php063 by Gilbert Kilpack, 1951
The title of this essay derives from the Biblical reference to the darkness which preceeded the death of Christ: “And, about the ninth hour, Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying: "Eloi!, Eloi!, lama sabachthani?" Which being interpreted means: "My God!, My God!, Why hast Thou forsaken Me?" (Mark 15:33)
Sense Of Living
php079 by Mildred Tonge, 1954
“Both writing and art are ways of finding oneself in the highest sense… What we all had as children, what all children have to some degree, the artist and the poet, the visionary, the dreamer, the idealist, keep all their lives.” Mildred Tonge explains her approach in this small pamphlet to leading adult groups in creative writing as well as artistic expression.
Mysticism and the Experience of Love
php115 by Howard Thurman, 1961
Howard Thurman gave the 1961 Rufus Jones Lecture sponsored by the Religious Education Committee of the Friends General Conference at Baltimore Friends School, and revised that address slightly for its publication as this Pendle Hill pamphlet. He selects the current topic of his essay for reasons that are crucial and personal. “The reasons are crucial because modern man is not only in a life and death struggle for biological and cultural survival, but he is also in a life and death struggle for the survival of the private life.”
Readiness for Religion
php126 by Harold Loukes, 1963
Readiness for Religion is the 1963 Rufus Jones lecture, sponsored by the Religious Education Committee of the Friends General Conference. In this lecture Harold Loukes presents a discussion of Quaker education and both the difficulties and responsibilities of parenting.
php144 by Douglas V. Steere, 1965
In this short pamphlet Douglas Steere revisits his understanding of Christmas and the mysteries surrounding the Christmas story. “Christmas is a time when we are invited to revisit Bethlehem and to reconsider its miracle. Bethlehem does not change and the miracle does not change, but we change, and the eyes with which we are able to see change. Hence what we see from year to year is not the same, which makes this annual visit an adventure rather than a routine pilgrimage.”
php147 by Robert E. Reuman, 1966
As a representative of the American Friends Service Committee in Berlin Robert Reuman has had an opportunity for the past two years to study at first hand the East-West wall which divides the mentality as well as the territory of post-war Germany. He sees this barrier as only one of many such obstacles which separate peoples throughout the world, and without minimizing its evils, sets them in the perspective of a world view.