Quaker witness as sacrament

by Daniel O. Snyder

Other authorsChel Avery (Editor), Shirley Dodson (Publications Staff), Mary Hegelsen Gabel (Designer)
Pamphlet, 2008



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CP 397/1


Wallingford, Pa. : Pendle Hill Publications, 2008.



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Pendle Hill Pamphlet 397

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What happens when we understand prayer as a kind of "inward activism" and political witness to Friends testimonies as a kind of "outward prayer?" Dan Snyder has spent his adult years wrestling with the apparent dichotomy between the pulls of an inward call to a spiritual life of contemplation and an outward call to respond to the problems of the world. He has concluded that rather than competing with each other, these two calls are parts of a single whole that must be joined if he is to be faithful to either. How is this done? The author offers his own insights and the shared discoveries that have emerged from exploring these questions with students over a series of terms at Pendle Hill. Discussion questions included.--Publisher's description.… (more)

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LibraryThing member kaulsu
Snyder has lived the walk he preaches: both as an urban activist and as contemplative in a Trappist monastery. Through his teaching at Pendle Hill, he has brought together the Quaker activists and those who feel led to a an inward exploration, showing them that it, too, is a both/and proposition
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rather than an either/or. A pamphlet to be reread and recommended to others.
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LibraryThing member QuakerReviews
This beautiful pamphlet is the story of the author's spiritual journey, and how he has come to understand the relationship between peace work and personal spirituality. He testifies that the sacramental life is so grounded in inward Presence that its outward dimensions are a transparent witness to
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Spirit. He addresses spiritual practices and worship, and how they transform us.
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