A quietness within : the quiet way as faith and spirituality

by Elaine Pryce

Other authorsChel Avery (Editor), Mary Helgesen Gabel (Designer)
Pamphlet, 2015



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CP 434


Wallingford, PA : Pendle Hill Publications, 2015.

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LibraryThing member QuakerReviews
Pryce writes of the Quiet Way, the way of inner silence to find our spiritual depths, deep joy, our true life, an authentic ground of eternal truth, a transformational encounter. She quotes extensively not only from the Quakers George Fox and Isaac Penington, but also Thomas a Kempis, Paul Tillich, Meister Eckhart, Annie Dillard, Francis de Sales, Abraham Heschel, medieval and modern, as well as from the Bible. She cites the teachings of a long line of mystics and contemplatives on the Quiet Way to approach the sacred mystery. One of my favorites here is Teresa of Avila, for whom the prayer of quiet was the realization of love; what else do you need to know? she asked. Accomplish what you can and pay attention to the love in which you do it.
She quotes George Fox that the purpose of words (as in vocal ministry) is to lead us to the sublimity of the experience of the spirit. This is a pamphlet of such words, a quietly written graceful pamphlet of pointers to the Quiet Way.
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LibraryThing member kaulsu
Do we progress towards a greater grounding of faith through our silent, expectant, waiting worship? Or is our time in Meeting barren? The stillness boring, unexciting? Our inward attentiveness to what is calling us might be what is needed for us to be introduced to the Mystery that is the divine. Cultivate those with whom you can have "a new kind of conversation about faith" (23).… (more)



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