Wallingford, PA : Pendle Hill Publications, 2014.
LibraryThing member kaulsu
Wilson, a Conservative Friend from North Carolina, raises some difficult questions in this pamphlet. He finds today’s “key question” in modern religion is “How can I be saved?” though it often strays from this Christian terminology to be couched in other language: “How can I be enlightened?” “How can I be spiritually fulfilled?” To Wilson, the “real great question is ‘How are we to live our lives in the broken world?’” His answer, as you may have guessed, is radical hospitality. To live our lives such that we are not the “center” of the story—to recognize that God is. The pamphlet goes on to discuss “perfect harmony,” “the ethical basis for choices,” “inclusiveness,” “self-emptying,” and “nonviolence and noncoercion.”
LibraryThing member QuakerReviews
This is an essay by a wise Friend, clear, readable, helpful, and deepening. He asks, How are we to live in this broken and troubled world? God calls us to live in ways that hasten the Kingdom of God and invite others to share in that life. This is a life of radical hospitality, where we practice inclusiveness, renounce power, wealth, and privilege, and commit ourselves to noncoercion, all as God does. We are called to witness to the harmony of the Kingdom of God, and as we do, we participate in bringing it to completion. It is our happiness and our security.
Pendle Hill Pamphlet 427
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