1st Edition

Between God and History The Human Situation Exemplified in Quaker Thought and Practice

By Richard K. Ullmann Copyright 1959
    214 Pages
    by Routledge

    Originally published in 1959, this book was planned as a second contribution towards critique and apologetics of Quakerism, the first being a booklet called Friends and Truth published in 1956. While the author did not lose sight of that original intention, the scope of the book widened in the writing. It was hoped that it would make a contribution from the Quaker point of view, to the study of the predicament of Western man. Today it can be read in its historical context.

    This book is a re-issue originally published in 1959. The language used and views portrayed are a reflection of its era and no offence is meant by the Publishers to any reader by this re-publication.

    Preface.  Part I: In the World and Of the World  1. Man in Suspense  2. World and Time After Christ  3. The Quaker Attitude to History  4. The Quaker Attitude in History  Part II: Doing the Will of God  5. Outline of the Main Argument  6. God’s Will for Man  7. The Conditions of Action (I): Action Between Intention and Result  8. The Conditions of Action (II): Involvement  9. God Through History.  Index.


    Richard K. Ullmann (1904–1963) was born in Frankfurt and gained a degree in philosophy from Frankfurt University. He came to England as a refugee from Nazi oppression shortly before the outbreak of the war. From then until his death he worked in adult education and in various Quaker activities, for many years serving as an Associate Lecturer at Woodbrooke. Brought up as a Lutheran, he joined the Society of Friends in 1946.