Religion: This I Know

Herrymon Maurer is a concerned man, and for Quakers the word concern has a special meaning. Quakers commonly share their concerns with the Meeting to the end that something be done. Herrymon Maurer, 39, a onetime teacher in West China and onetime FORTUNE editor, is a Quaker from Sewickley, Pa., and he voices a passionate concern in his sixth book, What Can I Know? (Harper; $3.50)

He writes as if he might be speaking in Meeting: in a rush and freshly, with a hot honesty that will carry many a reader unsuspecting into deep waters. For Quaker Maurer's concern is that human...

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