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.
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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.”