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.”
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