The apocalyptic witness : a radical calling for our own times

by William R. Durland

Pamphlet, 1988



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CP 279


Wallingford, Pa. : Pendle Hill Publications, 1988.

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This well-written and passionate essay begins with "We live today in urgent and fearful times." This is a call to live a life of radical faith and witness in the face of impending world catastrophe. Durland lays out the meaning of apocalypse, a history of apocalyptic thinking, and his interpretation of George Fox as an apocalyptic visionary and activist. The apocalyptic call is to recognize that God is Lord of history, and to wage the Lamb's War on behalf of that reality.
Durland calls Friends to live by an apocalyptic vision, rejecting the existing world structures, living in simplicity, community, pacifism, and equality, witnessing to the Kingdom of God, to the Light that will overcome the darkness.
In a real sense, the end times are always our own times. This was written in 1988; many people these decades later also feel a sense of impending world catastrophe.
This pamphlet should get a three to five star rating, depending on how apocalyptic you are. I compromised and gave it four, which actually is a pretty good assessment, I think.
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0875742793 / 9780875742793

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Pendle Hill Pamphlet 279

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