Resistance and Obedience to God
In this short journal, 18th century Quaker David Ferris, a contemporary of John Woolman, unfolds the richness of the struggle to find and live God's will. Anyone interested in American religious history, Quaker history, spiritual development, religious education, or ministry will find this chronicle of Ferris's life a fascinating documentation of the moral and ethical development of a Quaker minister. Ferris was a member of Wilmington (DE) Meeting who traveled extensively in the ministry. The introductory essay grounds the reader in religious and social developments leading up to the Great Awakening and what followed. Also included is Ferris's correspondence with Quaker slaveholders, in which he urges them to turn aside from this practice.