Category Archives: Quakerism

Connecting the dots

On the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington (August 28th), Michelle Alexander (whose book, The New Jim Crow, I mentioned and quoted from here) posted the following Facebook status update: For the past several years, I have spent virtually … Continue reading

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There are no pure bodies: The monotheistic spiritual naturalism of Anne Conway, part 1

The books I was waiting for, re: Anne Conway, have all arrived and I’ve been reading from them diligently.  By happenstance my discovery of Conway coincided with my receiving a “bonus” from my employer, and this enabled me to buy, … Continue reading

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How I discovered Anne Conway

I want to tell how I’ve just come to discover Lady Anne Conway (1631-79).  Not because anyone should care that much as to the “how” of it, but more to illustrate the fortuity that has characterized my unstructured self-education in … Continue reading

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