BOOK REVIEWS59 think that anything will outlast the Truth, which standeth sure and is over light, darkness; and the life, deathSo be faithful and live in that which doth not think the time long." Kendal at LongwoodElizabeth Gray Vining The Quaker Family in Colonial America. By J. William Frost. New York: that which is out of the Truth; for the good will overcome the evil; and the St. Martin's Press, 1973. viii, 248 pages. $12.95. Current efforts to combine the concepts and contributions of more than one discipline in studying Quakers find expression in a most helpful and illuminating fashion in this volume by Professor Frost. He has used a socio- logical approach in examining the colonial Quaker family which gives his readers many new insights into die way in which members of the Religious Society of Friends lived two centuries ago. The volume falls in three parts: a background section on the nature of Quakerism, especially as it related to the family; a study of the Quaker family; and an analysis of the Quaker style of living. Frost has studied Friends in a broad context, frequently comparing their attitudes and practices with those of Puritans, and to
Quaker History – Friends Historical Association
Published: Apr 4, 1974
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