Douglas V. Steere

Douglas V. Steere

Douglas Van Steere (1901 – 1995) was an American Quaker ecumenist.

He served as a professor of philosophy at Haverford College from 1928 to 1964 and visiting professor of theology at Union Theological Seminary from 1961 to 1962. Steere organized Quaker post-war relief work in Finland, Norway and Poland, was invited to participate as an ecumenical observer in the Second Vatican Council and co-founded the Ecumenical Institute of Spirituality. He authored, edited, translated and wrote introductions for many books on Quakerism, as well as other religions and philosophy.

Steere was an undergraduate at Michigan State University, received a Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1931, and was a Rhodes scholar at Oxford University, receiving degrees from Oxford in 1927 and 1954.

In 1987, he was awarded the Decoration of Knight 1st Class of the White Rose of Finland, in recognition of his post-war relief work in that country.


  • Prayer and worship, 1938
  • On beginning from within, 1943
  • Doors into life, 1948
  • Purity of Heart, by Søren Kierkegaard, transl., 1938, 1948
  • Time to spare, 1949
  • On listening to another, 1955
  • Work and contemplation, 1957
  • Dimensions of prayer, 1962
  • Quaker Spirituality: Selected Writings, ed. with Elizabeth Gray Vining, 1983

Further reading

  • Love at the Heart of Things: a biography of Douglas V. Steere, by E. Glenn Hinson. 1998


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