FAHE book series: Quakers and the Disciplines

FAHE draws Quaker educators together from multiple disciplines, and our book series featuring Quakers and the disciplines is already making a difference. In our first volume, Quaker Perspectives in Higher Education edited by Donn Weinholtz, Jeff Dudiak, and Donald Smith, some three-dozen Quaker educators wrote on topics ranging from environmental concerns to Quaker pedagogy.

Befriending Truth: Quaker Perspectives: Quakers and the Disciplines: Volume 2, edited by Jeff Dudiak, covers the seeking of truth in the classroom and beyond. It would serve well in philosophy and pedagogy classes, and capstone courses for majors and general education within Quaker and like institutions. Print and electronic versions are available from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Jim Hood edited our third volume, Quakers and Literature: Quakers and the Disciplines Volume 3. This collection is essential reading for literature and humanities seminars, showing the ways Quakers have not only been “publishers of truth” but have also furthered the truth in a number of written forms.

Many of the essays in Quakers, Business, and Industry: Quakers and the Disciplines: Volume 4, were presented at our 2016 conference at Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre in Birmingham, England. Editors Ben Pink Dandelion and Steve Angell devised 16 chapters divided into four sections: “Quakers and Enterprise,” “Quaker Pioneers,” “Quakers and Social Responsibility,” and “Shifting Patterns.” This collection would be of interest to students of business, technology, engineering, and social work—among other disciplines—and we believe the world will be a better one because of its impact.

Our 2017 conference at Guilford College presented the disciplinary interest Quakers, Politics, and Economics, with editors David Ross and Michael Snarr. Chapters contributed by 20 Quaker scholars look at historical figures as well as current Quaker perspectives on contemporary economic issues.

Co-editors Cherice Bock and Stephen Potthoff are currently working on Volume 6, entitled Quakers, Creation Care, and Sustainability. Chapters will relate to sustainable practices within Friends higher education institutions and other Friends organizations, the history and practice of Quakerism as pertains to environmental care, and the role of Friends in responding to environmental challenges such as climate change both within and beyond the classroom. Many were presented at the 2018 FAHE conference at Wilmington College in Wilmington, OH.

FAHE Book Committee invites book-subject topics for 2020-2022, as we cover Quaker contributions across the disciplines, such as Psychology & Mental Health, Science & Medicine, Social Work, Bible & Theology, Food Sciences, Peace Work & Reconciliation, Spirituality & Religion, and Business & Commerce.