Quaker Spirituality

Selected Writings (Classics of Western Spirituality)

Publisher: Paulist Press

Written in English
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Published: Pages: 352 Downloads: 704
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Subjects:

  • Christian spirituality,
  • Quakers (Religious Society of Friends),
  • Religion - Denominations - Religions,
  • Christianity - Quakers,
  • Religion,
  • Spirituality - General,
  • Society of Friends,
  • Christianity - Quaker,
  • Christianity - Christian Life - General,
  • Christian Life - General,
  • Addresses, essays, lectures,
  • Doctrines,
  • Spirituality

Edition Notes

ContributionsDouglas Van Steere (Editor), Elizabeth Gray Vining (Editor)
The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages352
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7974916M
ISBN 100809125102
ISBN 109780809125104

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CONTENT: In this book I was introduced to the "holy hush" theology and practice of Quaker spirituality. The Friends have their origin in 17th century England, have no liturgy, no creed, no observance of a Christian calendar, no professional clergy, and above all no sacrament (maybe silence is the exception).5/5(5). J. Brent Bill (born in Columbus, Ohio) is an American author of Quaker spiritual literature. He is a graduate of Wilmington College and Earlham School of Religion and has worked as a pastor and writing coach.. Works. As editor. Imagination and Spirit: A Contemporary Quaker ReaderISBN ; Holy Silence: The Gift of Quaker Spirituality Authority control: ISNI: .

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It isn't. It is abridged, to the point, in my opinion, of being much less useful as a /5(4). Through the words of leaders of the Quakers, this book offers deep insight into the spirituality and worldview of this religious sect. It was fascinating to me to read the original writings of early Friends (full This is an invaluable primary resource, especially for those of us who are of a somewhat less scholarly bent.4/5.

This book features the writings of some of the most influential and inspirational Quaker thinkers –– George Fox, John Woolman, Caroline Stephen, Thomas Kelly, and others –– providing a vivid portrait of the beautiful, simple spirituality of the Quakers.

As a new Quaker, I found this book to be a wonderfully helpful introduction to the Religious Society Friends by broadening my understanding of Quakerism and its rich history. While my Meeting and personal beliefs are Liberal Quaker, this book is an excellent resource for any and all Quakers or for those who simply want to learn more about by: 9.

The Quakers have no prayer book, like "The Book of Common Prayer", so they make do with a series of practices such as asking questions and other techniques.

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- Phone at Monday through Friday, am to pm Eastern - Mail, with a check to QuakerBooks of FCG enclosedSend your mail order to QuakerBooks, c/o PSSC, 46. A spirituality of receptivity and response has been the heart of Quakerism since the Society of Friends was founded by George Fox in In this approach, one prays and “waits on the Lord” before one acts: Indeed, one might not act at all unless moved by the Spirit in prayer.

As Quaker author and Indiana minister Brent Bill points out in his new book Beauty, Truth, Life and Love: Four Essentials for the Abundant Life, what we simple-living Friends may have failed to realize is that a truly abundant life is, in fact, a life packed with the kind of beauty, truth, life, and love that nurtures the soul and leads to both spiritual transformation and the continuous.

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1, Personal Spiritual Practices Among Friends. () I try to avoid the old stuff like Fox's Journal, although it does function like a kind of Quaker Book of Acts, and so is good to know in terms of allusions. If you want to read the old stuff, start with Douglas Steere's Quaker Spirituality, and then decide if you want to do the longer works.

The Quakers are known for their deeply personal approach to spirituality. The writings of this volume convey just that. This is an absolutely beautiful collection of reflective writings by men and woman who found the Sacred within them.5/5(4). Read this book on Questia.

Here are the writings of the major voices of the Quaker movement from the 18th to the 20th centuries, including the Journals of George Fox, The Journal of John Woolman, Thomas Kelly's Testament of Devotion and.

Not every way of finding the Divine Source fits everyone. Having said that, I joyously claim that Quaker spirituality resonates with me. Bill's book took me more deeply within than has most current books. He stops at appropriate times and guides /5(30). Whether you're new to Quaker faith and practice or want to go deeper into your spiritual journey in the Religious Society of Friends, this reading list, inspired by FGC's Spiritual Deepening program, will inspire you as you move forward on the Quaker path.

Simplicity in forms of worship, opposition to violence, concern for social injustice, and above all, a faith in the personal and corporate guidance of the Holy Spirit are characteristics of the spirituality of the people called Quakers.

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Brent Bill invites readers to discover this and other unique gifts of Quaker spirituality. The result is a satisfying experience and taste of a spiritual tradition unflinching in its dedication to listening for the sounds and voice of 4/5.

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This book of Quaker faith and practice is an attempt to express Truth through the vital personal and corporate experience of Friends. It is largely composed of extracts: a fitting way of expressing the breadth of Quaker theology.

It also describes the current structures of Britain Yearly Meeting of the. Our Life is Love describes the transformational spiritual journey of the first Quakers, who turned to the Light of Christ within and allowed it to be their guide.

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About the Author J. BRENT BILL is recognized as one of the most important communicators of the spirituality of the Quaker tradition today. He is the Executive Vice President of the Indianapolis Center for Congregations, Inc. and the author of many books including Imagination and Spirit: A Contemporary Quaker Reader/5(39).

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by J. Brent Bill. avg. rating Ratings. People of all faiths and backgrounds are drawn to silence. They yearn for it in these busy and difficult times, but often, when silence becomes available, we don't know what to do with.

Quakers, also called Friends, are a historically Christian denomination whose formal name is the Religious Society of Friends or Friends Church. Members of the various Quaker movements are all generally united by their belief in the ability of each human being to experientially access the light within, or "that of God in every one".

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