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.”