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ISBN:0679414150
Author: Prima
ISBN13: 978-0679414155
Title: Quaker Witness
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Language: English
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Publisher: Villard; 1st edition (October 12, 1993)
Pages: 254

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1993) (The second book in the Elizabeth Elliot series) A novel by Irene Allen. When an eminent Harvard paleontologist is murdered in his lab, Irene Allen abandons her nonviolent existence to help the prime suspect in the murder, a friend who once filed sexual harassment charges against the late professor. Used availability for Irene Allen's Quaker Witness. October 1993 : USA Hardback.

1st ed. by Irene Allen. Published 1993 by Villard Books in New York. Cambridge, Massachusetts. An Elizabeth Elliot mystery"-Jacket.

Meet Elizabeth Elliot. A Quaker whose quiet wisdom and determined will are powerful tools of detection  .

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A Book of Discipline may refer to one of the various books issued by a Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends, setting out what it means to be a Quaker in that Yearly Meeting. The common name for this book varies from one Yearly Meeting to another and includes Book of Discipline, Faith and Practice, Christian Faith and Practice, Quaker Faith and Practice, Church Government and Handbook of Practice and Procedure.

For example, I read the gospels through a Quaker lens and as a result, I probably see Jesus as more of a pacifist than someone from a more traditional Christian background. The lens I use brings certain aspects of the text into focus-but sometimes at the cost of obscuring other attributes. In this pamphlet, Thomas Gates uses multiple lenses; each illuminates a particular aspect of a story in the scriptures or in Quaker writings, but in addition, he lines them up to reveal the unexpected. Is there any god besides me? (Isaiah 43:10, 43:12, and 44:8). Gates examined what it means to witness, who a witness is, and what a witness does in the context of ancient Israel, in the New Testament, and among Friends. He uses the expected works of early Quakers-Fox, Penn, and Barclay-but also less wellknown seventeenthcentury voices such as Sarah Blackborow and Thomas Lurting.

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When an eminent Harvard paleontologist is murdered in his lab, Irene Allen abandons her nonviolent existence to help the prime suspect in the murder, a friend who once filed sexual harassment charges against the late professor
Reviews: 7
Spilberg
My wife is a Quaker and I am an attender. Irene Allen manages to do a moving and memorable job invoking Quaker belief and practice while showing an admirable and conscientious woman and her Meeting.
MegaStar
I recommend this series of four books. Read them in publication-date order:

(1) Quaker Silence (1992)
(2) Quaker Witness (1993)
(3) Quaker Testimony (1996)
(4) Quaker Indictment (1998)
Tam
I loved this heroine of an investigator ... whose authority comes from an inner connection to a higher moral authority ... and the volume on an investigation into sexual harassment at Harvard is spot on even decades later.
Lonesome Orange Kid
Had never heard of this series before, but ended up getting the book as a freebie, so I thought I'd read it. I started in, enjoyed the first several chapters before it began to lose its luster. Three separate times, I put it down, wondering if it was worth continuing -- I had no 'investment' in this book, after all.

But I kept on -- for one thing, the plot is interesting, as is the insight into academia, the petty nastiness, the gamesmanship, the toleration of less-than-worthy professors because no one "wants to take the time" to deal with a bad professor. I understand. Secondly, the characters are interesting if not quite believable. As holder of a doctorate myself, I can't quite see how "Janet", the harrassed PhD student, could have gotten this far in the world lacking a recognizable backbone. Like some of the other characters, I too wonder why she put up with it as long as she did. Then, too, the whole Quaker thing is interesting. I didn't realize there were still those who spoke with the soft "thee" speech pattern, or really addressed each other as "Friend". I admire the morality.

So what's wrong? The writing style. If you're looking for 242 pages of unrelieved declarative sentences, one after the other, then this is your book. If you don't mind having the characters constantly, endlessly, identified by their profession or religion, then go for it. I was nearly to the point of twitching when on and on, there were sentences reading, "The Quaker sat down...." or "The Clerk looked at her desk and wondered...." Excuse me, Irene Allen, but you gave your characters have actual names. Is there some Quaker doctrine about not using them? The gimmick of constantly referring to Elizabeth Elliott as "The Quaker" or "The Clerk" -- and Janet, as "The student" -- grew tiresome very quickly.

Bottom line: I finished it, none the worse for wear. I liked the plot, enjoyed the characters, wouldn't mind reading more about them, in other books. But if all of them are written in this stilted, off-putting style, I think I'll pass. "The Reader" has had enough, thank you.
Nahelm
After reading "Quaker Silence" I looked forward to Irene Allen's second book, "Quaker Witness". In this entry in the series, Quaker Elizabeth Elliot becomes involved with Janet, a young graduate student at Harvard who is pressing charges against a professor who has been sexually harassing her. When the professor is found murderered, Janet becomes the chief suspect and Elizabeth, who believes in Janet's innocence, launches her own investigation.

This book has some flaws which make it less effective than "Quaker Silence". There are a couple of subplots in the story, which feature an ex-convict who comes to live with Elizabeth, and a disagreement about putting in a wheelchair ramp at the Quaker Meeting House where Elizabeth is the Clerk. These are handled clumsily and don't really fit well with the rest of the story. Also, the character of Janet is not very sympathetic as she expresses herself very sharply and sometimes sprinkles her conversations with profanity. These character flaws do not endear her to the reader, who is supposed to sympathize with her plight. The best aspect of this book is Elizabeth herself, whose inner thoughts are shared with the reader and who exhibits great strength of character and true devotion to God.