Jones, Rufus Matthew

Jones, Rufus Matthew
(1863–1948)
   Theologian and Mystic.
   Jones was born in south China of a Quaker family. He was educated at Haverford College and Harvard University in the USA and in Europe. In 1887 he had a mystical experience which prompted him to dedicate his life to religion. He was Principal of Oak Grove Seminary from 1889 to 1893 and then taught philosophy at Haverford.
   Among his many books were Studies in Mystical Religion, The Faith and Practice of the Quakers and The Testimony of the Soul. During the First World War he was a founder of the American Friends’ Services Committee and he was recognised as the most prominent Quaker of his time.
   H.H. Brinton (ed.), Children of Light: In Honour of Rufus M. Jones (1938);
   E.G. Vining, Friend of Life: The Biography of Rufus M. Jones (1958).

Who’s Who in Christianity . 2014.

Игры ⚽ Нужно сделать НИР?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Jones, Rufus Matthew — ▪ American religious leader and author born Jan. 25, 1863, South China, Maine, U.S. died June 16, 1948, Haverford, Pa.  one of the most respected U.S. Quakers of his time, who wrote extensively on Christian mysticism and helped found the American …   Universalium

  • Rufus Jones — Rufus Matthew Jones (January 25 1863 ndash;June 16 1948) was an American writer, journal editor, and college professor. He was instrumental in the establishment of the Haverford Emergency Unit (a pre cursor to the American Friends Service… …   Wikipedia

  • Rufus Jones (écrivain) — Rufus Jones (né le 25 janvier 1863 et mort le 16 juin 1948) est un écrivain, enseignant, philosophe et quaker des États Unis. Il est un des quakers les plus influents du XXe siècle. Sommaire 1 Famille et études …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Rufus Jones — Rufus Matthew Jones (* 25. Januar 1863; † 16. Juni 1948) war ein amerikanischer Autor, College Professor, Mystiker, Philosoph und Quäker. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Werke 2 Literatur 3 Quellen und Siehe auch …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Rufus M. Jones — Rufus Matthew Jones (* 25. Januar 1863; † 16. Juni 1948) war ein amerikanischer Autor, College Professor, Mystiker, Philosoph und Quäker. Werke Practical Christianity, 1899. Social law in the spiritual world; studies in human and divine inter… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Jones — /johnz/, n. 1. Anson /an seuhn/, 1798 1858, president of the Republic of Texas. 2. Casey /kay see/, (John Luther Jones), 1864 1900, U.S. locomotive engineer: folk hero of ballads, stories, and plays. 3. Daniel, 1881 1967, English phonetician. 4.… …   Universalium

  • Matthew Hall (actor) — Born Matthew Lewis Hall June 10, 1991 (1991 06 10) (age 20) Bradford, England Occupation Actor Years active 2006–present Matthew Hall (born June 10 …   Wikipedia

  • mysticism — /mis teuh siz euhm/, n. 1. the beliefs, ideas, or mode of thought of mystics. 2. a doctrine of an immediate spiritual intuition of truths believed to transcend ordinary understanding, or of a direct, intimate union of the soul with God through… …   Universalium

  • 25. Jänner — Der 25. Januar (in Österreich und Südtirol: 25. Jänner) ist der 25. Tag des Gregorianischen Kalenders, somit bleiben 340 Tage (in Schaltjahren 341 Tage) bis zum Jahresende. Historische Jahrestage Dezember · Januar · Februar …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • religious experience — Introduction       specific experiences such as wonder at the infinity of the cosmos, the sense of awe and mystery in the presence of the holy, feelings of dependence on a divine power or an unseen order, the sense of guilt and anxiety… …   Universalium

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”