Robert Levering

William Penn’s “Holy Experiment” (review)

William Penn’s “Holy Experiment”
Quaker Truth in Pennsylvania, 1682-1781
written by James Proud
reviewed by Robert Levering

I’d be interested in this book even if I weren’t a Quaker.


Quaker Culture: Friends and Alcohol

Friends have expressed strong concerns about the use and abuse of alcohol for more than three hundred years. . . Yet many contemporary Friends find such [concerns] anachronistic at best. . . Early Quakers found excessive drinking especially pernicious because it interfered with one’s ability to discern the divine will. . .

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