QRT #135 – “Lucretia Mott: Active Imagination and James 1:21,” by Mark Bredin

Mark Bredin’s contribution to QRT #135, “Lucretia Mott: Active Imagination and James 1:21,” connects Mott’s deep biblical knowledge with a Jungian active Imagination, showing how her imaginative work opened up her biblical interpretation to catalyze her to action. Drawing on Brueggemann’s description of the prophetic imagination, Bredin shows Mott reading scriptural texts in active dialogue, calling her to deeper faithfulness, particularly around her own “compliance with slavery.” Read more by ordering your copy today.

[Image description: Mark Bredin holds QRT #135, seated on a green couch. Pull quote: “Quaker abolitionist and suffragist Lucretia Mott’s (1793–1880) emphasis on self-reflection, meditation, her capacity to recall texts, and her ability to embrace empathy, combined to produce great fruits of Scriptural interpretation, as well as her life as a social activist.” —Mark Bredin, “Lucretia Mott: Active Imagination and James 1:21”)

QRT #135 – “Lucretia Mott: Active Imagination and James 1:21,” by Mark Bredin