These “select anecdotes and instructive incidents” taken from various writings and journals of members of the Society of Friends, were transcribed by John Barclay when a young man for his own personal benefit, and often shared and discussed “among the fire-side circle” of his most intimate acquaintances. Believing them to have been both encouraging and instructive when at the beginning of his spiritual race, he later in life made the decision to prepare them for the press, in hopes that they might have a similar effect upon the hearts of others who were seeking the way to Zion, and who would benefit from the example of men and women who were faithful stewards of the grace of God. Selections are taken from the writings of George Fox, John Woolman, Thomas Chalkley, Edward Burrough, Isaac Penington, Thomas Story, and many other notable Friends.

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Barclay’s Anecdotes

John Barclay

Barclay’s Anecdotes

by: John Barclay

These “select anecdotes and instructive incidents” taken from various writings and journals of members of the Society of Friends, were transcribed by John Barclay when a young man for his own personal benefit, and often shared and discussed “among the fire-side circle” of his most intimate acquaintances. Believing them to have been both encouraging and instructive when at the beginning of his spiritual race, he later in life made the decision to prepare them for the press, in hopes that they might have a similar effect upon the hearts of others who were seeking the way to Zion, and who would benefit from the example of men and women who were faithful stewards of the grace of God. Selections are taken from the writings of George Fox, John Woolman, Thomas Chalkley, Edward Burrough, Isaac Penington, Thomas Story, and many other notable Friends. (Original title: Select Anecdotes And Instructive Incidents, Taken From Publications of Several Members of the Society of Friends, Chiefly Illustrative of Their Sentiments and Conduct on Various Occasions)

  • John Barclay
  • modernized Edition
  • 5.5 x 8.5 x 0.37 in
  • 8 chapters
  • 165 pages
  • Language: English

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