God Among the Shakers: Search for Stillness Faith at Sabbathday Lake ePub download
by Suzanne Skees
- ISBN: 0786883642
- ISBN13: 978-0786883646
- ePub: 1212 kb | FB2: 1956 kb
- Language: English
- Category: Christian Living
- Publisher: Hyperion (March 3, 1999)
- Pages: 288
- Rating: 4.5/5
- Votes: 544
- Format: azw lrf lit doc
I don't think Skees' descriptions of the Shakers of today are completely accurate
This was the authors take on her time among the Shakers, who they were, what she learned from them, her questioning, and ultimately what she came away with. I don't think Skees' descriptions of the Shakers of today are completely accurate. I would caution folks to see that this book was more about how Shakerism might fit into her own life, almost a comparison. I didn't see this as a picture of the spirituality of the Shakers as much as it is the spirituality of Suzanne Skees. 7 people found this helpful.
God Among the Shakers book. A few years after that visit, I picked up this book by Suzanne Skees. She lived with the Shakers of Sabbathday Lake, the last active Shaker community in the United States
God Among the Shakers book. She lived with the Shakers of Sabbathday Lake, the last active Shaker community in the United States. At the time of her visit, in the late 1990s, only eight Shakers remained. Now, there are only 3 or 4 Shakers remaining.
Peace and Stillness are found here. By Thriftbooks beliefs with a focused personal view of the people who are Sabbathday Lake's Believers.
book by Suzanne Skees. Peace and Stillness are found here. com User, February 3, 2000. An excellent, thoughtful and poignant examination of today's Shakers. Comparisons are made between current and historical beliefs with a focused personal view of the people who are Sabbathday Lake's Believers. I feel as if I know these people. This book is a great read.
Skees contrasts the intensities of Shakers past with the wise mellowness of Sabbathday's current members
Skees, a journalist who writes on women's spirituality, studied comparative religion at Harvard Divinity School-a kindly, open-minded institution whose intersecting currents of academic study, pastoral training, and spiritual probing amply prepared the author for her work. Skees contrasts the intensities of Shakers past with the wise mellowness of Sabbathday's current members. There are instructive sections on Shaker dance, music, and ritual observance.
Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village is a Shaker village near New Gloucester and Poland, Maine, in the United States. Suzanne Skees (1999). It is the last active Shaker community, with two members as of 2017. The community was established in either 1782, 1783 or 1793, at the height of the Shaker movement in the United States. The Sabbathday Lake meetinghouse was built in 1794 . Retrieved 2017-01-03. "Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village". ISBN 978-0-7868-8364-6.
Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village. LibraryThing members' description. I was living the American dream. Striving to build a career, family, and home. It is this effort to analyze, if not remedy, her lapsed spirituality that provides the most insightful passages of the book.
Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village is a Shaker village near New Gloucester . It is the last active Shaker community, with three members as of 2017. The Shaker settlement at Sabbathday Lake was established by a group of Shaker missionaries in 1782, and was then known as Thompson's Pond Plantation. The first members were from Gorham, Maine.
God among the shakers. 'I went to the Shakers to look for God, who lately had been absent from my harried, distracted days,'' Suzanne Skees writes at the beginning of her chronicle of the tranquil, studious days she spent at Sabbathday Lake, M. with the eight remaining Shakers, helping with chores, sharing meals and conversations. Published March 3, 1999 by Hyperion Maine, Sabbathday Lake. There's no description for this book yet. Published March 3, 1999 by Hyperion. Maine, Sabbathday Lake.