Jim Wilson's Blog – 5th mo. 2014 Archive (2)

Interpreting Our Past -- Part 1

Interpreting Our Past – Part 1

 I have been reading ‘The Rich Heritage of Quakerism’ by Walter Williams.  I find it an enjoyable read.  It is a view of Quaker history from the perspective of an evangelical Quaker and since most Quakers are in this stream, the book likely presents a view of Quaker history that is widely held.

 Here I would like to make a few comments on Chapter 12, ‘The Age of Quietism’ which begins on page 119.  These are impressionistic comments, not a…

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Added by Jim Wilson on 5th mo. 28, 2014 at 11:24am — 1 Comment

A Review of 'A Quaker Prayer Life' by David Johnson

Good Morning:

I recently read 'A Quaker Prayer Life' by David Johnson, published by Inner Light Books.  I found it a rewarding read, an insipring read, and a helpful work.  I posted the following review at amazon:

 

This short book, 67 pages of actual text, is an articulate, lyrical, and inspirational guide to the prayer of inward silence and stillness as practiced in the Quaker tradition.  It is a practical book rather than theological or argumentative.  That is to say…

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Added by Jim Wilson on 5th mo. 4, 2014 at 11:55am — 3 Comments

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