Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, 2005.
LibraryThing member kaulsu
Dandelion does a good job of INCLUSION of all branches of Quakerism within the family of Friends. However, he tends to criticize what he terms "liberal-Liberal Friends" for not being Christocentric, or at least not Christocentric enough. His criticism that liberal-Liberal Friends are voiding Christitanity from Quaker [Silent] worship is missing the point entirely: that the quality of unprogrammed worship is seeking to express in their worship their embrasure of the notion that the Spirit finds expression in myriad ways AS IT SHOULD, and ANYTHING which stifles that Spirit, including--perhaps even especially including--religion. Christianity, as expressed by so many--including those churches that do not stand up for what Jesus taught (who exactly would Jesus agree deserve torture?)--make it dificult for thinking, feeling Quakers to claim that exclusionist mantle.
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