Quaker Studies in Critical Perspective

Authors

  • Jon R. Kershner Pacific Lutheran University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1558/bsor.38262

Keywords:

Quakers

Abstract

Editor’s Note: Jon Kershner is a noted expert on the Quaker tradition. His recent collaborative project, Quaker Studies: An Overview: The Current State of the Field (Daniels, Healey, and Kershner 2018), and the series it is part of, offers historians an excellent opportunity to analyze scholarly trends in the study of Quakerism. I am pleased that Dr. Kershner agreed to write for the Bulletin this short state-of-the-art survey of Quaker studies building on that seminal volume.

Author Biography

Jon R. Kershner, Pacific Lutheran University

Jon R. Kershner teaches courses in religion, historical theology, Quakerism, and apocalypticism. He is Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion at Pacific Lutheran University and Honorary Researcher at Lancaster University. Among numerous book chapters and articles, he has authored three books: John Woolman and the Government of Christ: A Colonial Quaker's Vision for the British Atlantic World (Oxford University Press, 2018), with Robynne Rogers Healey and C. Wess Daniels, Quaker Studies, an Overview: The Current State of the Field (Brill, 2018) and "To Renew the Covenant": Religious Themes in Eighteenth Century Quakerism (Brill, 2018). He is the editor of a fourthcoming volume with PalgraveMacMillan: Quakers and Mysticism: Comparative and Syncretic Approaches to Spirituality.

He serves as associate editor of Brill Research Perspectives in Quaker Studies, edits the journal Quaker Religious Thought, and is co-chair of the Quaker Studies Program Unit at the American Academy of Religion.

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Published

2019-11-11

How to Cite

Kershner, J. (2019). Quaker Studies in Critical Perspective. Bulletin for the Study of Religion, 48(1-2), 26-35. https://doi.org/10.1558/bsor.38262

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