Mark Bredin describes Lucretia Mott’s approach to scripture as “reading the Bible empathetically,” and claims that this empathetic reading informed her social activism. In “Lucretia Mott: Isaiah 58,” Bredin uses Mott’s reading of this prophetic passage to illustrate this point. He recognizes the fact that she integrated scripture into her regular speech. This was for the purpose of self-reflection and a call to treat others justly and with compassion, as commanded in scripture. Her reading of the Bible drew her more deeply into active love of her neighbors. Learn more when you order this issue or subscribe here.