A History of the Jews in England - by Albert M. Hyamson Purchase through Amazon Albert M. Hyamson (1875-1954) was born in London. After attending Beaufort College, he started working for the post office in 1895. Once World War I broke out, Hyamson began writing a great deal in support of Zionism, much of it published by the British Palestine Committee and media outlets…Read more A History of the Jews in England An Early Theosophical Controversy - Purchase through Amazon | Purchase through CreateSpace By C. Jinarajadasa The famous theosophist leader H.P. Blavatsky (1831-1891) claimed to be in contact with the Adepts, the mysterious Tibetan prophets and seers whose teachings inspired the early Theosophical movement. Whether they were real masters or inspired metaphors that Mme. Blavatsky created is a question that has never been…Read more An Early Theosophical Controversy Ancient Stained and Painted Glass - by Frederick Sydney Eden Purchase Frederick Sydney Eden (1859-1950) became well known for his significant writings on the subject of stained glass. Previously, he was a lawyer, but had gotten caught up in some fraud regarding an estate, which landed him in jail for six years. However, he covered up his past, and it largely…Read more Ancient Stained and Painted Glass Black Rock: A Tale of the Selkirks - by Ralph Connor Purchase through Amazon Originally published in 1898, Black Rock: A Tale of the Selkirks was written by Rev. Dr. Charles William Gordon, using the penname Ralph Connor. Gordon was a leader in the Presbyterian and then later on the United Church, so he wanted to protect his status and keep both roles…Read more Black Rock: A Tale of the Selkirks Catholic Problems in Western Canada - by George Thomas Daly, Preface by Most Reverend O. E. Mathieu Purchase through Amazon George Thomas Daly was a Catholic leader who worked in Eastern Canada, but was asked to relocate to Western Canada to spread the religion. In this work, he discusses the desire to spread Catholicism westward across the country, and the complexities…Read more Catholic Problems in Western Canada Friends in the Seventeenth Century - by Charles Evans Purchase When introducing his work, Charles Evans wrote the following, “The motive that has prompted the preparation of the present work, has been the hope that, by thus bringing the substance of the principal parts of the narratives of other writers into a more condensed form, the members of the religious Society…Read more Friends in the Seventeenth Century Masonry and Protestantism - by Susanna Hopkins Mason Purchase Social history as a corrective to a historiography is often too limited to diplomacy and wars. It began an upward trajectory as early as the 1930s, but it remains constrained by the frustrating cost and availability of materials that even great research libraries lack. This volume is a case in…Read more Masonry and Protestantism Observations of a Bahai Traveler - by Charles Mason Remey Purchase on Amazon | Purchase on CreateSpace Charles Mason Remey (1874-1974) was the son of Admiral George Collier Remey and grew up in the house at 1527 New Hampshire Avenue, which is the headquarters of Westphalia Press and the Policy Studies Organization. He drew plans and did a study of the house,…Read more Observations of a Bahai Traveler Old and New Unitarian Belief - by John White Chadwick Purchase through Amazon Born in 1840, John White Chadwick was initially to become a shoemaker. Although he was in the middle of an apprenticeship, he preferred to continue a non-trade education. During his education at normal school in Bridgewater, Massachusetts, he determined his calling in life was to become a minister.…Read more Old and New Unitarian Belief Old Quaker Meeting-Houses - by John Russell Hayes Purchase John Russell Hayes (1866-1945) was a Quaker educator, poet, and worked as a librarian for Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania. He was born in 1866, to William and Rachel Hayes, a family of Quaker farmers. Hayes spent much of his time on his family’s farm, which was located near the Brandywine…Read more Old Quaker Meeting-Houses Our Quaker Friends of Ye Olden Time: Being in part a transcript of the minute books of Cedar Creek meeting, Hanover County, and the South River Meeting, Campbell County, Va - by James Pinkney Pleasant Bell Purchase through Amazon Publisher James Bell was moved to print these various meeting notes and announcements since his mother’s family were members of the Society of Friends. As Bell states, “…sometimes in my early childhood I attended their meetings for worship, held in the old Meetinghouse at Golansville, in Caroline…Read more Our Quaker Friends of Ye Olden Time: Being in part a transcript of the minute books of Cedar Creek meeting, Hanover County, and the South River Meeting, Campbell County, Va Quaker Women, 1650-1690 - by Mabel Richmond Brailsford Purchase Mabel Richmond Brailsford was not a Friend, but this work is considered to be truthful, extremely well researched, and also sympathetic. Brailsford did extensive research at the Library at Devonshire House in order to complete the portraits of numerous Quaker women, such as Margaret Fell, Barbara Blaugdone, Elizabeth Hooton, Elizabeth…Read more Quaker Women, 1650-1690 Report of the Trial of Friends, in the City of Philadelphia, June, 1828, Before the Honorable Edward King: Or, the Case of Edmund Shotwell, Joseph Lukins, Charles Middleton, and Two Others - Transcribed by M. T. C. Gould Purchase There were several Meetings in Philadelphia, and the trial detailed here arose out of a conflict between two local Friends groups and a burying ground. Part of a wall was removed, and a gate was erected, along with some temporary buildings. Besides the three Friends, Edmund Shotwell, Joseph…Read more Report of the Trial of Friends, in the City of Philadelphia, June, 1828, Before the Honorable Edward King: Or, the Case of Edmund Shotwell, Joseph Lukins, Charles Middleton, and Two Others The Durable Satisfactions of Life - by Charles William Eliot Purchase Born into a wealthy Boston family, Eliot was fortunate enough to concentrate on his studies and have the ability to attend Boston Latin School, and then later graduate from Harvard University in 1853. However, after the Panic of 1857, Eliot’s family lost much of its wealth. 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He lectured…Read more The Great Indian Religions: Being a Popular Account of Brahmanism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Zoroastrianism The London Friends’ Meetings - by William Beck and Thomas Frederick Ball Purchase The London Friends’ Meetings is a significant expansion on a lecture given by William Beck in 1856, “The London Friends’ Meeting-houses and Their Associations.” Co-author, Thomas Frederick Ball spent a great time doing research in minute-books and other holdings of the Friends in London. The records offer…Read more The London Friends’ Meetings The Mad Monk of Russia, Iliodor: Life, Memoirs, and Confessions of Sergei Michailovich Trufanoff - by Sergei Michailovich Trufanov Purchase Sergei Michailovich Trufanov, also known as Hieromonk Iliodor, was born on October 19, 1880 in a small village near the Don River. Despite crushing poverty, which claimed several of his siblings, Trufanov was able to attend several years of school and then entered the local seminary. 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Westphalia Press titles include older texts which teachers find useful for comparative purposes, as they often show the changing attitudes through the years to such issues as race, religion, theses about the sciences and social sciences. Both original and “golden oldies” reprint suggestions are warmly welcome. Our Policy Studies Organization journals and conferences, which are offered hybrid as f2f and virtual, are also helpful in building curriculum.