Quakering Theology

A Quaker practice of theology is most certainly not intended to replace that of other groups. No. In fact, this is why I resist developing a Quaker theology, but rather suggest we add a Quaker texture to theology, that we quaker ...

Quakering Theology

Quakers exist neither for themselves nor by themselves alone. Therefore, they ought not to construct Quaker theologies but rather quaker (verb) theology-to add their fingerprints to the larger conversation. David Johns contributes to a Quaker way of thinking theologically but also invites others to think through their denominational identities into a more expansive and ecumenical space. Placing contemporary Quaker thought in conversation with the wider theological tradition, Johns shows that Quakers have something important to contribute to the wider Christian family and he demonstrates how other groups may enter this conversation as well. Some themes explored may not spring immediately to mind as ’Quaker themes’-the saints, C.S. Lewis, sacraments, ritual, and Shakespeare-but Johns argues these are precisely the kind of issues that require Quaker fingerprints-that require quakering.

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Quakering Theology
Language: en
Pages: 184
Authors: David L. Johns
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-04-15 - Publisher: Routledge

Quakers exist neither for themselves nor by themselves alone. Therefore, they ought not to construct Quaker theologies but rather quaker (verb) theology-to add their fingerprints to the larger conversation. David Johns contributes to a Quaker way of thinking theologically but also invites others to think through their denominational identities into
Goatwalking: A Quaker Pastoral Theology
Language: en
Pages: 84
Authors: Zachary Moon
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-05-25 - Publisher: BRILL

Inspired by Jim Corbett’s free-range pastoralism of ‘goatwalking,’ this work gleans a pastoral theology from the wealth of practical wisdom within the Quaker tradition, giving particular attention to Corbett’s foci of alertness, adaptability, symbiotic relationships, and co-creativity.
Theology from Listening: Finding the Core of Liberal Quaker Theological Thought
Language: en
Pages: 100
Authors: Rhiannon Grant
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-04-28 - Publisher: BRILL

Rhiannon Grant explores continuities in liberal Quaker theology through close analysis of material produced by Quaker meetings and individuals. She concludes that liberal Quaker theology possesses a core claim: the belief that direct, unmediated contact with the Divine is possible.
The Oxford Handbook of Quaker Studies
Language: en
Pages: 672
Authors: Stephen W. Angell, Pink Dandelion
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-09-26 - Publisher: OUP Oxford

Quakerism began in England in the 1650s. George Fox, credited as leading the movement, had an experience of 1647 in which he felt he could hear Christ directly and inwardly without the mediation of text or minister. Convinced of the authenticity of this experience and its universal application, Fox preached
Quaker Studies, An Overview: The Current State of the Field
Language: en
Pages: 120
Authors: C. Wess Daniels, Robynne Rogers Healey, Jon R. Kershner
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-03-22 - Publisher: BRILL

Jon R. Kershner, Robynne Rogers Healey and C. Wess Daniels explore the historiography and contemporary fields of Quaker theology and philosophy, history, and the rise of sociology. Developments within Quaker Studies are compared to external sources and tracked over time.