QRT #134 – “‘Hearing to Speech’: A Participatory Theology of Word-Dwelling as Congregational Formation in God’s Mission,” by David Hahn

As a Lutheran pastor and seminary professor, David Hahn reflects Quaker tradition back to us, while encouraging us to listen to the Spirit in and through one another in ways that lead to inclusion and transformation rather than confirming our individual and cultural biases.

In “‘Hearing to Speech’:  A Participatory Theology of Word-Dwelling as Congregational Formation in God’s Mission,” Hahn introduces us to a practice called Dwelling in the Word, engages with Quaker theologian Rachel Muers’ work on silence and listening, and offers examples of what it can look like to practice “hearing to speech” in faith communities.

Does your meeting or classroom practice listening in ways that liberate, hearing one another into speech? Learn more when you order your copy of QRT #134 today. (You can order and pay online or by mail.)

This paper was originally given as part of the Quaker Theological Discussion Group gathering, prior to the American Academy of Religion 2019 in San Diego, CA, as part of the panel: “Quakers Reading Scripture.”

QRT #134 – “‘Hearing to Speech’: A Participatory Theology of Word-Dwelling as Congregational Formation in God’s Mission,” by David Hahn

QRT #134 – “Inspiring Readings of the Inspired Text—Taking the Bible Personally, After the Manner of Friends,” by Paul Anderson

Early Friends recognized that Jesus is the Word of God, while the scriptures are only a witness to that Word, as Paul Anderson (of George Fox University) points out in his article in QRT #134, “Inspiring Readings of the Inspired Text—taking the Bible Personally, After the Manner of Friends.” So what does that mean for the authority of scripture compared to inward revelation by the Holy Spirit? Order your copy to find out. (You can order online or by mail.)

This paper was originally given as part of the Quaker Theological Discussion Group gathering prior to the American Academy of Religion 2019 in San Diego, CA, as part of the panel: “Quakers Reading Scripture.”

QRT #134 – “Inspiring Readings of the Inspired Text—Taking the Bible Personally, After the Manner of Friends,” by Paul Anderson

QRT #134 – Margaret Fell, Reading in the Heart – by Michael Birkel

In Quaker Religious Thought Issue #134, Michael Birkel of Earlham School of Religion writes about Quaker interpretation of scripture as “reading in the heart,” through the lens of Margaret Fell’s writing. She talks about the “daughter of Sion,” following this trope through scripture. Birkel masterfully walks us through Fell’s use of biblical imagery, showing how she draws us into a personal and inward knowing of Light as we explore the Bible. Order your copy of QRT 134 here using our online payment method, or by postal mail.

This paper was originally given as part of the Quaker Theological Discussion Group gathering prior to the American Academy of Religion 2019 in San Diego, CA, as part of the panel: “Quakers Reading Scripture.”

QRT #134 – Margaret Fell, Reading in the Heart – by Michael Birkel

Spring 2020 QRT issue #134 is out!

Quaker Religious Thought issue #134 hit mailboxes recently, and we hope it is providing insightful and informative reading as you experience the shutdowns in many areas of the nation and world due to COVID-19.

This issue includes three papers given at the Quaker Theological Discussion Group gatherings last November in San Diego in conjunction with the American Academy of Religion (AAR) conference, one paper delivered to the Quaker Studies Unit of AAR, and two reviews of books by Quaker authors. If you are not already a subscriber, order your copy today! You can order online with PayPal, or via postal mail.

QRT #134 includes the following articles:

“Margaret Fell, Reading in the Heart,” by Michael Birkel

“Inspiring Readings of the Inspired Text—Taking the Bible Personally, After the Manner of Friends,” by Paul Anderson

“‘Hearing to Speech’: A Participatory Theology of Word-Dwelling as Congregational Formation in God’s Mission,” by David Hahn

“Friends and Watershed Discipleship: Reconciling with People and the Land in Light of the Doctrine of Discovery,” by Cherice Bock

Book Review by Howard Macy of Margery Post-Abbott’s Walk Humbly, Serve Boldly: Modern Quakers as Everyday Prophets

Book Review by Kevin J. O’Brien of Cherice Bock and Stephen Potthoff, eds., Quakers, Creation Care, and Sustainability

Spring 2020 QRT issue #134 is out!

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Issue #131 is Now Available Online

Cover Image and Table of Contents of Quaker Religious Thought Issue #131

QRT #131 is now available online! This Fall 2018 issue wrestles with the “History & Interpretation of Quakerism,” with articles from Paul Anderson, Madeleine Ward, Christy Randazzo, and Jeffrey Dudiak, and book reviews by T Vail Palmer Jr. and Paul Anderson. Check it out, and download the whole issue or your favorite articles! 

You can find it by following the link: https://digitalcommons.georgefox.edu/qrt/vol131/iss1/

Issue #131 is Now Available Online