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Instructions for right spelling

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cris Fugate 4th month 23. 1 Reply

Years ago I ran across a curious book in a university library. It was entitled "Instructions for Right Spelling" and was purportedly authored by George Fox and Ellis Hook. I recently ran across a…Continue

Open to New Light

Started this discussion. Last reply by James C Schultz 2nd month 21. 3 Replies

I have picked up a new…Continue

Tags: Books, Philosophy, Quakerism

Abandonment to Divine Providence

Started 2nd month 15 0 Replies

The Divine action continues to write in the hearts of men the work begun by the holy Scriptures, but the characters made use of in this writing will not be visible till the day of…Continue

Apology for True Christian Divinity: Proposition 7 Concerning Justification

Started this discussion. Last reply by James C Schultz 2nd month 14. 19 Replies

As many as resist not this Light, but receive the same, it becomes in them a holy, pure, and spiritual birth, bringing forth holiness, righteousness, purity, and all those other blessed fruits, which…Continue

Tags: Soteriology, Barclay, Robert, Quakers, Early

 

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David McKay commented on Keith Saylor's blog post 'Founding Quakerism: “Their chief design... to reduce Religion to Allegory?”'
"Hello James-- I do not think George Fox would own your interpretation. I viewed the Light as primary and the scripture as confirmatory not the other way round. Having said that, by the time he had his first opening he was already immersed in…"
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David McKay commented on Keith Saylor's blog post 'Founding Quakerism: “Their chief design... to reduce Religion to Allegory?”'
"I think it is a mistake — especially for communities that place value on ongoing revelation — to presume that the first flowering of the movement is by definition the "True Faith". Liberal Christianity for example, tends to…"
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David McKay commented on Keith Saylor's blog post 'The Pope and the Primacy of the Conscience'
"The importance of conscience has always been a part of the Catholic faith/doctrine (but not always the practice). I nun I met (admittedly somewhat left leaning) advised me when a Catholic priest baptizes a child, he baptizes her into the faith of…"
11th month 13
David McKay replied to Forrest Curo's discussion 'Does God Want Us to Be Other Than We Are?'
"Works for me."
11th month 11
David McKay replied to Forrest Curo's discussion 'Does God Want Us to Be Other Than We Are?'
"Not visited too many churches lately have you? :)"
11th month 10
David McKay replied to Forrest Curo's discussion 'Does God Want Us to Be Other Than We Are?'
"Getting back to your original point: The doctrine of total depravity which you so dislike in the Puritans, is their interpretation of the same doctrine as put forward by Calvin, who in turn was interpreting Augustine who in turn was interpreting…"
11th month 10
David McKay commented on Keith Saylor's blog post 'Nathaniel Smith, a Quaker natural historian and physician, in 1664, meets with George Fox. Wherein George Fox argues the earth is flat because it was revealed to him by God.'
"Do we know if it was "common knowledge"? I suspect most educated folks knew. But that doesn't necessarily mean it was "common knowledge"."
10th month 30
David McKay commented on Keith Saylor's blog post 'Nathaniel Smith, a Quaker natural historian and physician, in 1664, meets with George Fox. Wherein George Fox argues the earth is flat because it was revealed to him by God.'
"I have access to GF Works. I consulted periodically but don't find old George all that accessible. When I bury myself in early Quaker writings it tends to be Isaac Penington and Barclay's Apology. If I understand Penington's journey…"
10th month 29
David McKay commented on Keith Saylor's blog post 'Nathaniel Smith, a Quaker natural historian and physician, in 1664, meets with George Fox. Wherein George Fox argues the earth is flat because it was revealed to him by God.'
"Yes Forrest, there is a bit of that they are too. And the story may very well be made up. But I don't really have any strong reason to not believe it. And I don't think the story particularly shows Fox himself in a bad light — it…"
10th month 28
David McKay commented on Keith Saylor's blog post 'Nathaniel Smith, a Quaker natural historian and physician, in 1664, meets with George Fox. Wherein George Fox argues the earth is flat because it was revealed to him by God.'
"Fascinating tract you found there. And it does add something interesting to the conversation on the role of Fox in the early Friends and just how authoritative we need to take them today. I do think there is a difference between recognizing that…"
10th month 28
David McKay liked Keith Saylor's blog post Nathaniel Smith, a Quaker natural historian and physician, in 1664, meets with George Fox. Wherein George Fox argues the earth is flat because it was revealed to him by God.
10th month 28
David McKay commented on David McKay's blog post '100 Bible Verses Most Frequently Quoted By Early Quakers'
"Now that I look at the actual QBI it is much more interesting than this simple listing. I may have to re-adjust my reading strategy."
10th month 25
David McKay commented on David McKay's blog post '100 Bible Verses Most Frequently Quoted By Early Quakers'
"I have an ongoing interest in Quaker use of scripture. At some point I downloaded a pdf file with this list on it. I do not recall which website I got it from. Which is annoying. But sorry. I don't know the provenance. But I am not the source."
10th month 25
John J Edminster commented on David McKay's blog post '100 Bible Verses Most Frequently Quoted By Early Quakers'
"I'm currently involved in updating and trying to publicize the Quaker Bible Index, and therefore I'm deeply interested in this study, which I just discovered. Friend David, how did you determine the relative frequency of citations in the…"
10th month 24
David McKay commented on David McKay's blog post '100 Bible Verses Most Frequently Quoted By Early Quakers'
"What strikes me about this list is that despite John being owned as the "Quaker Gospel" he gets cited only 3 times and all three are in the Prologue. I also don't see James, the book of the Bible that to me seems closest in spirit to…"
10th month 24
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100 Bible Verses Most Frequently Quoted By Early Quakers

Posted on 10th mo. 22, 2017 at 9:30pm 4 Comments

2 Timothy 3:5

Jeremiah 31:33

Acts 26:18

2 Corinthians 4:6

Romans 2:29

Romans 10:8

Colossians 1:27

Romans 1:19

Romans 1:16

2 Corinthians 3:6

Ephesians 6:12

Ephesians 4:13

1 Corinthians 15:47

Deuteronomy 30:14

2 Corinthians 13:5

2 Corinthians 4:4

1 Thessalonians 5:19

2 Timothy 1:10

Romans 8:2

Colossians 3:10

2 Corinthians 10:4

Joel 2:28

Galatians 1:16

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A Tale of Two Television Shows

Posted on 10th mo. 22, 2017 at 9:22pm 0 Comments

This afternoon we watched a rerun of a retrospective — Oprah Winfrey's Where Are They Now? Oprah interviewed the widowed husband of a young woman who decided to move to Oregon so she could take advantage of the assisted dying legislation there. She was living with inoperable brain tumors.

This evening we watched a documentary on CBC about a young man with cystic fibrosis. He and his friends run a weekly podcast at of Halifax where they discuss the granular minutia of living in this…

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Quaker Bible Index Top 100 List: Number 3

Posted on 10th mo. 18, 2017 at 6:00pm 9 Comments

I am working with a document purporting to list the 100 most frequently cited Bible verses in the writings of early Quakers compiled from the Quaker Bible Index. The text below is third on the list. I have provided the AV-1611 (commonly called the KJV)  as that would likely be how Fox and the first Friends heard this passage, and a more modern one (in this case the NRSV). …

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Early Quakers and the Kingdom of God

Posted on 7th mo. 1, 2017 at 12:08pm 3 Comments

SO I turned to this book because I’m one of those peculiar people who read early Quaker tracts and I was looking for theological and historical context in which to understand what I was reading. This book delivers. I now have a better appreciation of how what is going on in the texts I am reading may be quite different depending on whether they were written in the interregnum or the restoration.…

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Forrest Curo commented on Keith Saylor's blog post 'Founding Quakerism: “Their chief design... to reduce Religion to Allegory?”'
"Revelation comes in many flavors, including that of reasoning... Reasoning per se, like scriptures…"
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James C Schultz commented on Keith Saylor's blog post 'Founding Quakerism: “Their chief design... to reduce Religion to Allegory?”'
"Hello David:  It's hard for me to rate revelation vs. scripture as I view them as…"
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Keith Saylor commented on Keith Saylor's blog post 'Founding Quakerism: “Their chief design... to reduce Religion to Allegory?”'
"Hello Howard, "My particular meeting provides keys to everyone so that they can worship…"
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Forrest Curo commented on Keith Saylor's blog post 'Founding Quakerism: “Their chief design... to reduce Religion to Allegory?”'
"A human being whose interpretation of God's Light, Presence -- of his experience of God -- was…"
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David McKay commented on Keith Saylor's blog post 'Founding Quakerism: “Their chief design... to reduce Religion to Allegory?”'
"Hello James-- I do not think George Fox would own your interpretation. I viewed the Light as…"
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Keith Saylor commented on Keith Saylor's blog post 'Founding Quakerism: “Their chief design... to reduce Religion to Allegory?”'
"Hello David, This is an important and valid conversation. I agree it is a mistake presume that the…"
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James C Schultz commented on Keith Saylor's blog post 'Founding Quakerism: “Their chief design... to reduce Religion to Allegory?”'
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