Barclay, Robert Barclay's Apology in Modern English
Barclay Press 1980 0913342696 / 9780913342695 Later Printing Softcover VG-; Light wear to edges, somewhat sun-faded on spine
Robert Barclay's Apology has been the classic systematic statement of the Quaker faith. But the lucid prose of the original suffered the same hardening of the linguistic arteries that overtook the King James Version of the Bible.
In this edition, antique and obscure words and sentence structure have been eliminated and references to people and matters of faith come alive through the annotations. The nature of the church, its ministry and sacraments, and the relationship of church and state, with the consequent implications for religious liberty and Christian integrity, are key topics. ; 465 pp