Writing

Welcome to this sampling of my writing and editing projects! Each book, chapter, and article reflects a special opportunity to research and explore important ideas in spirituality, history, and social justice.

I enjoy writing with confidence, clarity, knowledge, and nuance, and helping others to do the same.


You can find other articles on spirituality, history, and culture here:

Bibliography of writing and editing projects:

  • Editor, Quaker Religious Thought
  • Editor, Quakers and Mysticism: Comparative and Syncretic Approaches to Spirituality, Palgrave Macmillan Press, 2019.
  • “Introduction: Quaker Engagements with Mysticism,” in Quakers and Mysticism: Comparative and Syncretic Approaches to Spirituality, Palgrave Macmillan Press, 2019.
  • “John Woolman’s Christological Model of Discernment,” in Quakers and Mysticism: Comparative and Syncretic Approaches to Spirituality, Palgrave Macmillan Press, 2019.
  • John Woolman and the Government of Christ: A Colonial Quaker’s Vision for the British Atlantic World, Oxford University Press, 2018.
  • “To Renew the Covenant”: Religious Themes in Eighteenth Century Quaker Abolitionism, Brill Publishers, 2018.
  • “Woolman and Wilderness: A Quaker Sacramental Ecology” in Quakers, Creation Care and Sustainability, eds. Cherice Bock and Stephen Potthoff, Friends Association for Higher Education, 2019.
  • “Quaker Studies in Critical Perspective,” Bulletin for the Study of Religion, 48:1-2, November 2019, 26-35.
  • “An Apocalypse by any other Name: John Woolman in Apocalyptic Context,” Quaker Religious Thought, 132, March 2019, 31-36.
  • “Anthony Benezet’s (1713-1784) Revolutionary Rhetoric: Slavery and Sentimentalism in Quaker Political Remonstrance,” Quaker Religious Thought, 130, March 2018, 5-15.
  • “Evangelical Quakerism and Global Christianity,” The Cambridge Companion to Quakerism eds. Pink Dandelion, Stephen Angell, Cambridge University Press, 2018.
  • with C. Wess Daniels, and Robynne Rogers Healey, Quaker Studies: An Overview, the Current State of the Field. Brill Publishers, 2018. 
  • “The Theological Thought of Early Friends,” Quaker Religious Thought, 128, March 2017, pp. 5-11.
  • “‘Diminish not a Word:’ The Prophetic Voice of John Woolman,” Quakers and Literature, Friends Association for Higher Education, 2016, pp. 11-26.
  • “‘Come out of Babylon, my People’: John Woolman’s (1720-1772) Antislavery Theology and the trans-Atlantic Economy,” in Quakers and their Allies in the Abolitionist Cause, 1754–1808, eds. Susan Kozel and Maurice Jackson,Routledge Press, 2015, pp. 85-97.
  • “Mysticism and Revelation in John Woolman’s Theology,” Quaker Religious Thought, 125, October 2015, pp. 34-42.
  • “The (Com)Motion of Love: Theological Formation in John Woolman’s Itinerant Ministry,” Quaker Religious Thought: Vol. 116 , Article 3.
  • “’A More Lively Feeling’:  The Correspondence and Integration of Mystical and Spatial Dynamics in John Woolman’s Travels,” Quaker Studies, 20, September 2015, pp. 103-116.
  • with Hayley Glaholt, “The Religious Society of Friends,” Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception, volume 9, eds. Dale Allison, Jr. et al, De Gruyter Publishers, 2014.
  • “Evaluating the new Oxford Handbook of Quaker Studies,” Quaker Religious Thought, 122, April 2014, pp. 43-50.
  • “The York Manuscript: John Woolman’s Final Writings,” Quaker History, 102, Fall 2013, pp. 28-51.
  • “The Valiant Sixty-First? John Woolman’s (1720-1772) Apocalyptic Eschatology and the Restoration of the Lamb’s War,” Quaker Studies, September 2013, pp. 23-49.
  • “A Leader with few Followers: Maurice Creasey and his Theological Vision for the Future of Quakerism,” Quaker Religious Thought, 120, June 2013, pp. 35-46.
  • “When Bad Things Happen to Good People,” Spirit Rising, Quaker’s United in Publishing, 2010, pp. 186-190.
  • Review: “Matthew Avery Sutton’s American Apocalypse” Centre for the Critical Study of Apocalyptic and Millenarian Movements, June 17, 2021, https://censamm.org/blog/kershner-american-apocalypse.

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