New Essay at Abiding Quaker: Introduction to "The Gospel and Self-Knowledge"

The following paragraph is an excerpt from a new essay of mine at Abiding Quaker, which introduces a Lewis Benson lecture titled "The Gospel and Self-Knowledge."

The deeds “wrought in God” is the righteousness that God calls for, as distinguished from humanly discerned self-righteousness, which is often—through ignorance or pride—wrongly attributed to God. Such deeds arise from the less-than-human self “that is gradually formed in us as we attempt to find ourselves outside of God and God’s word to us” (p.4). That self, says Fox, has the “nature of brute beasts” ([IV, 35] [p. 4]), and must be denied. Neither the self-knowledge nor self-righteousness that is assumed independent of the light can begin to approximate the perfection that accompanies our restoration to the image of God in Christ.

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