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The Journal of John Woolman By John Woolman The Journal of John Woolman John Woolman was the child of Quaker parents and from his youth was a zealous member of the Society of Friends His Journal published posthumously in describes his way of life and the
  • Title: The Journal of John Woolman
  • Author: John Woolman
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  • The Journal of John Woolman By John Woolman John Woolman 1720 1772 was the child of Quaker parents, and from his youth was a zealous member of the Society of Friends His Journal, published posthumously in 1774, describes his way of life and the spirit in which he did his work.
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    1. I won t deny the importance of this book both from a historical perspective and from the perspective of its place in American pedagogy As a matter of reading, however, it s abysmal with horrible run on sentences overstuffed with paeans to the divine Thus, Mama told me to get a loaf of bread, a container of milk, and a stick of butter would, in Woolman s hands, become Mama, her heart full of love for the Lord, asked me, through the grace of divine aid and in observance of the fifth commandment, t [...]


    2. The Journal of John Woolman gives us a look into the mind of a Quaker in the years just prior to the American Revolution The language is old fashioned and could easily be parodied today but if we focus on the substance and meaning of Woolman s writing rather than its quaint form, we can see the heart felt life ambition who sincerely and intensely devoted his life to furthering the kingdom of God.Woolman did not intend his journal to be read by the public so there is a lot of minutia involving sc [...]


    3. refers to the Project Gutenberg edition gutenberg ebooks 37311 Woolman strikes me as a man ahead of his time While we associate him mostly with antislavery, a few sections of his journal also resonate with other current topics of interest On the simple life My mind, through the Power of Truth, was in a good degree weaned from the Desire of outward Greatness, and I was learning to be content with real Conveniences, that were not costly so that a Way of Life, free from much Entanglement, appeared [...]


    4. John Woolman s journal proves him to have been wonderfully meek and devoted To him, no discomfort or misfortune was without a silver lining or a pleasing mercy bestowed by God He strove usually, with success, I think to perceive the will of the Lord in every undertaking He had a highly educated conscience that moved him to constant humility in beseeching forgiveness of his errors He was tireless in pure, selfless service for the relief of the lowliest creature and for the purposes of the Highest [...]


    5. This is one of many books in the public domain that are totally free God only knows how I chose to embark upon the reading of this particular book amongst so many, but reading this journal has been very delightful John Woolman was a Quaker preacher that lived in the middle of the 18th century Much of the journal relates his travels to protest against slavery and war This journal is not something that should really be reviewed Instead, I feel inclined to simply list important elements of wisdom t [...]


    6. Interesting to contrast Woolman s approach to life with that of Ben Franklin s as Woolman was a firm believer in God s plan for mankind, and His touch of providence in all human affairs, he was wont to submit to ill circumstances that befell him, choosing to view them as divine reproofs He wasn t inclined to worry about future contingencies, such as how well he would eat or the shelter he would find he seemed to place great faith in the proverb of the sparrow This is a fruit or nut, depending on [...]


    7. John Woolman cries way too much.Every other page it seems he is crying for joy or sadness or asking the big fella upstairs to give him some strength.While he does have some excellent commentary on life in the 18th century American colonies and some great arguments against slavery through the philosophy of Quakerism, much of the book is just him telling which Daily, Weekly, Monthly, or Yearly meeting that he has attended I am no better off knowing that he attended the Sasquanna Weekly.I think the [...]


    8. This is the journal of a great man, travelling around trying to convince people not to own slaves in 1763 It also cover his thoughts, trials, and tribulations while travelling the continent before it was tamed It has some great thoughts on disease and its holiness as well as his dealings with Native Americans at the time I would definitely recommend this for someone wondering how exactly people dealt with owning slaves and religion.


    9. In this case I had fresh confirmation that acting contrary to present outward interest, from a motive of Divine love and in regard to truth and righteousness, and thereby incurring the resentments of people, opens the way to a treasure better than silver, and to a friendship exceeding the friendship of men.By all appearances John Woolman was a humble, compassionate, idealistic American quaker who felt the suffering of the world keenly and who gave up his own comfort and safety to travel widely a [...]


    10. Second work in the first volume of the Harvard Classics I m reading from the first edition, published in 1909 John Woolman was quite the character A Quaker in the 18th century who was influential in ending the slave trade among Quakers in the colonies What is most powerful about his character is firstly that he is a very humble person, and it is a joy to feel it come through as you read his journals Secondly, he always acted out his principles, even if it would accomplish little in the real worl [...]


    11. I read this book as it was included in the Harvard Classics list.An ardent abolitionist who fought to free the slaves almost a century before the Emancipation Proclamation, Woolman comes across as both a credit to the Quaker religious sect and a humble, deeply principled man.While it seems apparent that he did great work in dedication to his cause convincing other to free their slaves at a time when even many fellow Quakers owned made use of slave labor his journal is a dry read that mainly reco [...]


    12. The Quakers have weekly, monthly, quarterly and yearly meetings and in the majority of these John Woolman condemns the slave trade and everything associated with it His reasoning is that fine luxuries are only possible because of this sinful and immoral practice All the action takes place in the 1750 s in England and the English colonies of America, in which every other word is capitalized If you enjoy reading sermons that are directed towards believers in Christianity and are long, boring and r [...]


    13. My word, that took a while This was my bedtime reading, which didn t help my pace, but it was also just incredible boring and repetitive I was expecting much inspiring spirituality here, but I found it rather dull Mostly, Woolman just relates the mundanities of his travels There is quite a bit of interesting writing against slavery, and a few bright tidbits of wisdom, but it was far less inspiring than I had hoped Perhaps a biography of Woolman would be better suited to my taste.



    14. John Woolman was a Quaker who lived just prior to the American Revolution But he is not known for anything to do with that, for he was fighting a much bigger fight, speaking our against slavery while the vast majority of people in the colonies still accepted it Woolman did not just speak out about it, he put his words into action If he was employed to write a will for someone, he refused to write the portion of the will that spoke of ownership and passing on of slaves He encouraged the people to [...]



    15. From a agnostic point of view, this book was difficult to push through Woolman filled his auto with large amounts of repetitiveness and a hundred ways of saying or describing God in his life his divine love filled my heart as I spread butter on toast If I was on a ship, in 1770, and I hit a hurricane, no amount of belief in God could steady the inner me On a lighter note the man stuck to his morals, for that I give him kudos, and it gave an interesting perspective on the times.


    16. That this book was included in the Harvard Classics was a gift I d never heard of it, but it is well worth the read John Woolman was an early American contemporary of Ben Franklin s but whereas Franklin simplistically credited industry hard work with a person s success in the world, Woolman credits God given balance in life for a person s success As he is the perfection of power, of wisdom, and of goodness, so I believe he hath provided that so much labor shall be necessary for men s support in [...]


    17. An enjoyable look into the life of a 18th Century Quaker in and around the Colonies His passion for those that were over looked and over worked was immense He traveled broadly in an effort to convince the Friends Quaker communities to free their slaves and to refrain from participating in any business that was built upon the backs of the over worked or oppressed His heart broke for the native Indians that were forced from their lands via shady business deals and were then forced into a life of s [...]


    18. As a descendant of enslaved Africans, I fully appreciate the life s work of John Woolman, he is a man that merits distinction and should be held in high regard His contributions to the abolitionist movements are immeasurable and noteworthy However, as a reader of his journal, I m less impressed by John Woolman the writer I will borrow Woolman s words to explain my annoyance In the uneasiness of body which I have many times felt by too much labor, not as a forced but a voluntary oppression, I hav [...]


    19. I read this because it is on the Harvard Classics list, not as it turns out because it is a real page turner This was not a great literary piece and is a bit of a snooze, but if you re interested in the nascent abolitionist movement in the Colonies in the mid 1700 s, this is a good resource I admire Woolman s tenacity as he was a strong advocate of abolition once refusing to write a will containing slaves as property and suggesting a boycott of products from the West Indies , helping Native Amer [...]


    20. The only excuse I could make for John Woolman s crippling indecision on the simplest of matters is that he most likely had a very serious mental imbalance Seeking the lord s guidance is one thing, but rocking back and forth in a corner agonizing over every detail of life is quite another As a person of faith myself I find this sort of practice quite contemptible There s victory in Jesus, but Woolman didn t get the memo If he said he felt moved by the spirit to speak out against slavery, at that [...]


    21. Why I kept reading this autobiography even though at times it seemed redundant was to discover that the turning point for an individual is also the turning point of a movement Let me explain Not only did he have a religious conversion, something he writes about in the early pages of the narrative, but he also converts away from slavery toward abolitionism When you consider that he lived from 1720 1772, and that at time even Quakers held slaves, to go away from this one hundred years BEFORE it wa [...]


    22. I knew that Woolman did a lot to get Quakers to oppose slavery about 100 years before it became popular in the Northern US , and expected a case study of how someone tries to follow conscience God It is that, but the part I didn t know to expect was how many of Woolman s concerns were about issues that are still relevant today Slavery still exists, but few would argue that it s good or necessary These other concerns are still sometimes a matter of debate in the US In addition to taking on slaver [...]


    23. John Woolman is an example of being completely committed to what he felt was right He seemed to be a spiritual giant, intent on his personal relationship with God and his inward worship He had tremendous faith that if he acted for the right s sake, he would be blessed He made great advances for the cause of freeing slaves although that wouldn t happen for another century or so But his reasoning was perhaps erring on the side of principle rather than true reasoning As in the case of war, his reli [...]


    24. John Woolman lived in colonial America before it was America At a time when the colonies were young, an encounter led him to ponder the nature and moral appropriateness of slavery He subsequently traveled to numerous Quaker meetings to preach the immorality of professed Christians holding other men as property In pondering the relationship of money and slavery, he quickly concludes that a love of riches and unnecessary comforts not only encourages slavery but also other unrighteous behavior.Wool [...]


    25. It s a journal, so not every day is filled with gems, but there are fascinating entries, and many feel so relevant to today, in spite of being written nearly 300 years ago.I loved this If we carefully consider the peaceable measures pursued in the first settlement of land, and that freedom from the desolations of wars which for a long time we enjoyed, we shall find ourselves under strong obligations to the Almighty His experiences on the frontiers of rural colonial America Pennsylvania, North Ca [...]


    26. As a practicing Quaker, I got a lot out of this brief but comprehensive journal by John Woolman, a man a fellow Quaker and friend of mine said would be a saint, if we had saints It was interesting hearing Woolman tell about his travels to spread the word of God, and the message of peace and love, and, what is probably one of the most important contributions Quakers have made, the belief that slavery is always wrong A side note, for someone like me who chooses to make their home in New Jersey, th [...]


    27. I give Woolman s life and character 5 stars, but the version of his journal that I read was certainly not edited with a mind toward a reader It was incredibly cumbersome, with notations on travel far outstripping reflections on Christ or a Christ like life One exception would be Woolman s reflections on slave trade and greed in business, which were admirable but seemed to be repeated in the same manner over and over throughout the journalWoolman lived an exceptional life and should be held up as [...]


    28. Woolman began to write this journal in 1756 and it continued to within a few days of his death in 1772 I liked this book for several reasons We get a glimpse into the Christian fellowship of the Quakers we follow a man who fervently yet in a quiet and polite manner are speaking against the slave trade and those who are keeping slaves And raising his voice against numerous injustices he encounters on his many journeys And finally we read about Woolman s inner spiritual journey his constant desire [...]


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