Founded By Friends: The Quaker Heritage of 15 American Colleges and Universities

Founded By Friends: The Quaker Heritage of 15 American Colleges and Universities

By: Caroline L. Cherry (editor), John W. Oliver (editor), Charles L. Cherry (editor)Hardback

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It's no surprise that Friends pioneered on race and gender issues, it is less well known that most trustees at early Johns Hopkins were Friends or more women ministers came from a Quaker school at the turn of the 20th century than any other institution. This book overthrows stereotypes about religion in education with data about interactions between Friends, Holiness, liberalism, and other currents. Azusa Pacific, Barclay, Bryn Mawr, Cornell, Earlham, Friends, George Fox, Guilford, Haverford, Johns Hopkins, Malone, Swarthmore, Whittier, William Penn, and Wilmington cover the gamut in academia. Founded by Friends explains why Quakers founded 15 colleges and universities and how and why these changed over time. It notes how these schools are informed by, and in most cases shaped by, a Quaker heritage. For students of race, gender, and peace studies in higher education, this book, funded by Azusa Pacific, Bryn Mawr, Cornell, Earlham, Guilford, Haverford, Johns Hopkins, and Swarthmore, will be a centerpiece for your collection.

About Author

John W. Oliver, Jr. is Emeritus Professor of History at Malone College. His publications include Cradles of Conscience: Ohio's Independent Colleges and Universities, Historical Dictionary of the Friends (Quakers), The A-Z of the Friends, and J. Walter Malone: The Autobiography of an Evangelical Quaker. John served as Coordinator for biennial conferences of Quaker Historians and Archivists, and for the North American Chapter of the Orthodox Peace Fellowship. Charles L. Cherry is Professor of English at Villanova University and associate editor of Quaker History. He is the author of A Quiet Haven: Quakers, Moral Treatment, and Asylum Reform, as well as a variety of essays on literature and higher education. He recently edited, with Caroline Cherry and J. William Frost, a collection of essays by leading Quaker scholars entitled George Fox's Legacy: Friends for 350 Years. Caroline L. Cherry is Professor of English at Eastern University and Associate Editor of Quaker History. In addition to essays on literature and Quaker history, she is the author of The Most Unvalued'st Purchase: Women in the Plays of Thomas Middleton and co-editor of George Fox's Legacy: Friends for 350 Years.


Part 1 Preface Part 2 Acknowledgments Part 3 Introduction: The Search for the Quaker College Part 4 1 Haverford College Part 5 2 Guilford College Part 6 3 Earlham College Part 7 4 Swarthmore College Part 8 5 Cornell University Part 9 6 Wilmington College Part 10 7 William Penn University Part 11 8 Johns Hopkins University Part 12 9 Bryn Mawr College Part 13 10 George Fox University Part 14 11 Whittier College Part 15 12 Malone College Part 16 13 Friends University Part 17 14 Azusa Pacific University Part 18 15 Barclay College Part 19 Conclusion Part 20 Index Part 21 About the Contributors

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780810858183
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 312
  • ID: 9780810858183
  • weight: 671
  • ISBN10: 0810858185

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