[Portland, Or.] : Friends Bulletin Corp., c2010.
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The first time I read this book through with some impatience, thinking, 'this isn't theology, this is an account of one person's spiritual struggle.' On second reading I changed my mind. Quakers ask that faith be drawn from experience more than external authority. Margery Abbott therefore addresses theological questions in the most Quakerly of ways, not only by reference to authority but by witnessing to what she has found. This is not a scholarly work, although a good amount of history and theology is cited. It is a work, as the title suggests, that invites a practice of humility and listening. Although there is a glossary, this book will be of help to Quakers and Quaker-friendly seekers ready to broaden their understanding of the range of Quaker experiences and traditions.
0970041047 / 9780970041043
signed by the author: Marge Abbott June 29, 2016
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