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Front Matter, Quaker Religious Thought No.129, Howard R. Macy Sep 2017

Front Matter, Quaker Religious Thought No.129, Howard R. Macy

Quaker Religious Thought

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Front Matter, Quaker Religious Thoughts #128, Howard R. Macy Mar 2017

Front Matter, Quaker Religious Thoughts #128, Howard R. Macy

Quaker Religious Thought

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Early Quakers And Their Theological Thought, 1647-1723, Paul N. Anderson Jan 2017

Early Quakers And Their Theological Thought, 1647-1723, Paul N. Anderson

Quaker Religious Thought

It is with great appreciation to the authors and editors of this important volume on the theological thought of early Friends— Stephen Angell and “Ben” Pink Dandelion—as it fills a gap in the history of Quaker research in much needed ways. While the social histories, political concerns, spiritual interests, and social-action contributions of early Friends have been explored extensively, and while the spiritual experience and the theological contributions of some standout leaders have been explored, the theological convictions and contributions of key Quaker leaders has not been amassed as a collection until now. That being the case, this book ...


Review Of Our Life Is Love: The Quaker Spiritual Journey By Marcelle Martin (San Francisco, California: Inner Light Books, 2016), Carole Spencer Jan 2017

Review Of Our Life Is Love: The Quaker Spiritual Journey By Marcelle Martin (San Francisco, California: Inner Light Books, 2016), Carole Spencer

Quaker Religious Thought

I feel somewhat reluctant to write a review of this book. Not because I fear being too critical of it, but because I fear being too complimentary. Full disclosure: Not only did I have the privilege of writing the preface to Our Life is Love, but I read drafts of some of the chapters as they were being written when Marcelle Martin was the Mullen Writing Fellow at Earlham School of Religion. I also know Martin personally, and her life authentically accords with what she has written, indeed, her life is love. So naturally I feel a deep investment in ...


Contributors Jan 2017

Contributors

Quaker Religious Thought

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Review Of Early Quakers And Their Theological Thought, Madeleine Ward Jan 2017

Review Of Early Quakers And Their Theological Thought, Madeleine Ward

Quaker Religious Thought

In Early Quakers and their Theological Thought, Stephen Angell and Pink Dandelion have provided students and scholars of early Quakerism with an invaluable tool, capturing not only the vibrancy of the early Quakers’ intellectual world, but also the vitality of Quaker studies in the present day. This review will especially consider Douglas Gwyn’s chapter on Quaker origins, and the final three chapters on William Penn, George Keith and George Whitehead respectively, before reflecting on the book as a whole.


A Tribute: Remembering Arthur O. Roberts, Paul N. Anderson Jan 2017

A Tribute: Remembering Arthur O. Roberts, Paul N. Anderson

Quaker Religious Thought

Arthur O. Roberts made momentous contributions to the Quaker Theological Discussion Group and Quaker Religious Thought over the years, and his impact as one of the leading Quaker thinkers and ministers over the last century will continue to be felt for some time. He was among the founding generation of young Quaker scholars that launched QTDG in 1957 (including Wilmer Cooper, Tom Brown, Lewis Benson, Canby Jones and others), and he contributed ten substantive essays to QRT as well as over three-dozen editorials, responses, and tributes.2 He followed Dean Freiday as editor of QRT from 1989 to 2000, and ...


Quaker-Buddhist Blendings, Michael Birkel Jan 2017

Quaker-Buddhist Blendings, Michael Birkel

Quaker Religious Thought

From their beginning, Friends have benefited from the religious ideas and spiritual practices of other communities.1 Such influences and confluences have always been a sign of spiritual openness and vitality among religious communities across history. Where, for example, would Augustine of Hippo, the most influential theologian in the history of Western Christianity, be without the insights of the pagan Neoplatonist philosopher Plotinus? This essay considers two persons who identify as both Buddhist and Quaker yet define that relationship in complementary ways.

Like other Christians, such as Ruben Habito and Paul Knitter,2 some Friends have explored the gifts of ...


Multi-Denominational Belonging And Quakers In Evangelical Friends Church Southwest, Jennifer M. Buck Jan 2017

Multi-Denominational Belonging And Quakers In Evangelical Friends Church Southwest, Jennifer M. Buck

Quaker Religious Thought

Quakerism is a tradition rich for the intersection of conservative tradition and emergent positioning to the culture. Some understand this term as ‘convergent Friends,’ and in this context today, the convergent nature of some strands of Quakerism opens it up for hybridity and multi-belonging. Rather than assess Quakerism in regards to other faith traditions or religious communities, this paper seeks to look at a recent movement in Evangelical Friends in the Southwest region, that of multi-denominational belonging.


The Complex Hybridity Of Ham Sok-Heon, Dan Christy Randazzo Jan 2017

The Complex Hybridity Of Ham Sok-Heon, Dan Christy Randazzo

Quaker Religious Thought

This paper examines the multiple elements of Korean Quaker Ham Sok-Heon’s religious, political, and theological identity from the perspective of hybridity, with a special focus on the impact of that hybridity on Quaker reconciliation theology. In this article, I outline the basic elements of his ideas and context, emphasising the ways in which they interact in the intricate web of his thought. I also outline ways in which both reconciliation and Liberal Quaker theology are present in his ideas, and how exploring these overlaps would strengthen theological and ethical thought in both of these areas. His ideas are relatively ...


The Wordless Mystical And The Spirituality Of Belief, Jeffrey Dudiak Jan 2017

The Wordless Mystical And The Spirituality Of Belief, Jeffrey Dudiak

Quaker Religious Thought

In our day, at least among what passes as urbane and polite company, anything short of an enthusiastic affirmation of the full range of religious expression, including none, as anything other than the manifestation of an enriching difference, and as the enlightened antidote to any suggestion that some religion is true to the exclusion of others, means that one risks being stained with the dirtiest of modernist sobriquets: that of being a “fundamentalist”! In fact, this litmus test of liberality, dividing the drive toward acidic ethnoscleansing in the name of universal reason,1 on the one hand, from the base ...


Review: Douglas Gwyn, The Anti-War (San Francisco: Inner Light Books, 2016), Lonnie Valentine Jan 2017

Review: Douglas Gwyn, The Anti-War (San Francisco: Inner Light Books, 2016), Lonnie Valentine

Quaker Religious Thought

Excerpt: "The Anti-War is a challenge to Friends everywhere because it is a call to be renewed by immersion in our tradition that will reveal our captivity to cultural and religious forces we must resist. Doug Gwyn has been an itinerant witness for peacemaking within the family of Friends and for Friends’ peacemaking in the world. In his introductory “Personal Testimony” we see his long effort to have Friends seek together the grounding for peacemaking by deeper study and meditation on Quaker and Christian witness. The Anti-War, a summary of Gwyn’s work, would be a fine way for Friends ...


Value Of Quaker Religious Thought To Me And To Friends, T. Vail Palmer Jr. Jan 2017

Value Of Quaker Religious Thought To Me And To Friends, T. Vail Palmer Jr.

Quaker Religious Thought

Excerpt: "Quantitatively speaking, if it were not for Quaker Religious Thought, my credentials as a published scholar would be slim indeed. By the time I reached the age of 65, they would have consisted of one published lecture (the 1968 Shrewsbury Lecture) and one book review (in the Anglican Theological Review. Everything else — articles, comments, book reviews, editorials — had been published in QRT."


My Faith In Practice, John Punshon Jan 2017

My Faith In Practice, John Punshon

Quaker Religious Thought

I guess the most common—and accurate—metaphor for the religious life is that of a journey, and that is the word that lots of people use nowadays in giving an account of their religious development. Today, I want to choose a different word to express my theme, which is ‘fulfilment’. Throughout my life, rather than strike out adventurously into new and unknown seas, I have tried to sound the depths of the one I find myself in, and seek to possess as fully as possible the heritage of the Christian faith into which I was born.

I want to ...


A Tribute: Remembering John Punshon (1935-2017), Paul N. Anderson Jan 2017

A Tribute: Remembering John Punshon (1935-2017), Paul N. Anderson

Quaker Religious Thought

Excerpt: "John Punshon has been one of the premier Quaker historians and spokespersons over the last four decades. With a quick wit and a twinkle in his eye, John inspired thousands with his teaching and ministries in Britain, America, and worldwide. John passed away on March 10th after a second battle with myeloma. He is survived by his wife Veronica, their children—Tom Punshon and Sophie Miller—and their grandchildren, Victoria and James Punshon and Tabitha and Esther Miller."


Response By The Editors, Stephen W. Angell, Ben Pink Dandelion Jan 2017

Response By The Editors, Stephen W. Angell, Ben Pink Dandelion

Quaker Religious Thought

We would like to thank the Quaker Theological Discussion Group for organizing and hosting this panel. It is a privilege indeed to have one’s work given so much attention by such a distinguished set of colleagues. We are very grateful to Jon Kershner, Leah Payne, Paul Anderson, and Madeleine Ward for their perceptive and affirming reviews of Early Quakers and Their Theological Thought, 1647-1723. Their appreciation guides us toward a brief reply. Of course, some response seems in order to a few of the thoughtful observations that they made about our work.


A Review Of Early Quakers And Their Theological Thought, 1647-1723, Jon R. Kershner Jan 2017

A Review Of Early Quakers And Their Theological Thought, 1647-1723, Jon R. Kershner

Quaker Religious Thought

Early Quakers and Their Theological Thought, 1647-1723, edited by Stephen Angell and Pink Dandelion features the foremost scholars of seventeenth century Quakerism in a concise, groundbreaking volume. Quaker Studies is something of a growth industry as new approaches are being tested and previously inaccessible sources mined in digitized collections.1 The dynamic duo of Angell and Dandelion have combined to plan and edit the Oxford Handbook of Quaker Studies, Early Quakers and their Theological Thought, and the forthcoming Cambridge Companion to Quakerism. These three volumes make the best of research on Quakerism accessible to wider audiences, and solidify a base ...


Review Of Early Quakers And Their Theological Thought, Leah Payne Jan 2017

Review Of Early Quakers And Their Theological Thought, Leah Payne

Quaker Religious Thought

First-generation Quakers were a radical and persecuted sect of early modern British Christianity. Early Quakers and Their Theological Thought: 1647-1723 shows why the Quakers have survived when so many other 17th century radicals—including Diggers, Ranters, Levellers or Muggletonians—did not. Along the way readers also discover why the Friends, though initially derided, are so loved in the twenty-first century. Quaker theology, rejected by the powers that be in its own era, resonates with many 21st century readers.


Review Of T. Vail Palmer, Face To Face: Early Quaker Encounters With The Bible. (Newberg, Or: Barclay Press, 2016), Michael Birkel Jan 2017

Review Of T. Vail Palmer, Face To Face: Early Quaker Encounters With The Bible. (Newberg, Or: Barclay Press, 2016), Michael Birkel

Quaker Religious Thought

Excerpt: "At the present moment, when—as with early Friends when the monarchy was restored and a vengefully conservative Parliament set out to undo all the good work of Friends and other religious radicals during the Commonwealth—political forces are at play to reverse all the efforts of the past half century to further social justice, a book like Face to Face can revive hope in the mighty acts of God. This is good news."


Front Matter, Quaker Religious Thought, No. 127, Howard R. Macy, Max Carter Oct 2016

Front Matter, Quaker Religious Thought, No. 127, Howard R. Macy, Max Carter

Quaker Religious Thought

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Spirituality Of Peacemaking, Jean Zaru Oct 2016

Spirituality Of Peacemaking, Jean Zaru

Quaker Religious Thought

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The Ramallah Friends School: 150 Years Of Endurance, Understanding, And Good Teaching, Gordon Davies Oct 2016

The Ramallah Friends School: 150 Years Of Endurance, Understanding, And Good Teaching, Gordon Davies

Quaker Religious Thought

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Accompaniment In Palestine, Jessy Hampton Oct 2016

Accompaniment In Palestine, Jessy Hampton

Quaker Religious Thought

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Contributors--Quaker Religious Thought, No. 127 Oct 2016

Contributors--Quaker Religious Thought, No. 127

Quaker Religious Thought

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The Ramallah Friends Meeting: Examining 100 Years Of Peace And Justice Work, Maia Carter Hallward Oct 2016

The Ramallah Friends Meeting: Examining 100 Years Of Peace And Justice Work, Maia Carter Hallward

Quaker Religious Thought

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Love Wins: Quaker Activism In Israel And Palestine, Jennifer Bing, Lucy Duncan Oct 2016

Love Wins: Quaker Activism In Israel And Palestine, Jennifer Bing, Lucy Duncan

Quaker Religious Thought

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Front Matter, Quaker Religious Thought, No. 126, Howard R. Macy May 2016

Front Matter, Quaker Religious Thought, No. 126, Howard R. Macy

Quaker Religious Thought

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Review Of Brian Drayton And William P. Taber, Jr. A Language For The Inward Landscape: Spiritual Wisdom From The Quaker Movement, Michael Birkel May 2016

Review Of Brian Drayton And William P. Taber, Jr. A Language For The Inward Landscape: Spiritual Wisdom From The Quaker Movement, Michael Birkel

Quaker Religious Thought

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Contributors--Quaker Religious Thought, No. 126 May 2016

Contributors--Quaker Religious Thought, No. 126

Quaker Religious Thought

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A Convergent Model Of Renewal: Response To Quaker Theological Discussion Group, C. Wess Daniels May 2016

A Convergent Model Of Renewal: Response To Quaker Theological Discussion Group, C. Wess Daniels

Quaker Religious Thought

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