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The material in this booklet was first written by Charles S. Ball in the form of eight articles for The Collegiate Contact, the monthly publication for college students in California Yearly Meeting of the Friends Church. At the time of publication, collegians received the articles with considerable appreciation for their relevance, lucidity and scholarly tone.
In response to many requests that the articles be made available for a wider circulation, the Board of Christian Education of California Yearly Meeting has authorized this reprinting. It is our hope that this material may be of great value as resource material for membership classes, study groups, Sunday School teachers and all who may be interested in acquainting themselves more fully with Friends beliefs.
In their original intent these essays were particularly oriented to relate Friends beliefs to the basic doctrines of Protestantism at large. Topics were selected for their relevance to the college community, and the brevity of the articles was dictated by the format of The Collegiate Contact.
Charles S. Ball is a birthright Friend who was recorded as a minister by Ohio Yearly Meeting, Damascus, Ohio. After serving as pastor in Ohio, he headed the Friends Bible College and Academy of Haviland, Kansas, taught in the Bible Department of Friends University, and was president of William Penn College, Oskaloosa, Iowa, for eight years before becoming pastor of the East Whittier Friends Church in Whittier, California.
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Ball, Charles S., "Remembering Our Heritage: Studies in Friends Beliefs" (1964). Historical Quaker Books. 76.