Spiritual discernment : the context and goal of clearness committees

by Patricia Loring

Paperback, 1992



Call number

CP 305


Wallingford, PA : Pendle Hill Publications, c1992.


0875743056 / 9780875743059

Local notes

Pendle Hill Pamphlet 305

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LibraryThing member kaulsu
Loring builds the case for modern clearness practice by looking first at early Friends and the way they came to view discernment.

When she finally describes the ideal process we see that it is not the all too often case of Friendly Advice but rather a holy space where the focus person is gently yet
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truthfully guided to query their inward guide for discernment.
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LibraryThing member QuakerReviews
This essential pamphlet defines discernment and the need for it, gives guidelines for discerning leadings, and discusses leadings and the role and guidelines for clearness committees as an instrument for discernment. The discussion of leadings, including the relationship of leadings to our
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spiritual growth into our true selves, is clear, insightful, challenging, and wise. The explanation of the responsibility of meetings for spiritual nurture and support in discernment is important and challenging for our meetings.
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