A sustainable life : Quaker faith and practice in the renewal of creation

by Douglas Gwyn

Other authorsSteve Chase (Foreword)
Paperback, 2014

Status

Available

Call number

C GWY

Publication

Philadelphia, PA : QuakerPress of Friends General Conference, 2014.

User reviews

LibraryThing member kaulsu
Excellent history of both the faith abd practice of Friends of all stripes and colors. Gwyn is a fluid writer with an intimate acquaintance across the Quaker spectrum, and I suspect Friends of all types will find resonance in these pages.

Unfortunately, I think the book has two shortcomings. One is that he ties the book to the occupy movement. Like the use of slang, the "occupy movement" has dated the book before it has been read. The second shortcoming is that he is rather vague in what he envisions as the sustainability of Quaker Meetings in today's world. I would have appreciated a bit more forthright discussion of our obligation to work (in the U.S.) on racial issues; on issues of immigration (in the U.K. & Europe) and on freedom of expression of sexuality (in Africa). Persons within the "unity with nature" camp might say the same regarding environmental issues.… (more)
LibraryThing member kaulsu
Excellent history of both the faith abd practice of Friends of all stripes and colors. Gwyn is a fluid writer with an intimate acquaintance across the Quaker spectrum, and I suspect Friends of all types will find resonance in these pages.

Unfortunately, I think the book has two shortcomings. One is that he ties the book to the occupy movement. Like the use of slang, the "occupy movement" has dated the book before it has been read. The second shortcoming is that he is rather vague in what he envisions as the sustainability of Quaker Meetings in today's world. I would have appreciated a bit more forthright discussion of our obligation to work (in the U.S.) on racial issues; on issues of immigration (in the U.K. & Europe) and on freedom of expression of sexuality (in Africa). Persons within the "unity with nature" camp might say the same regarding environmental issues.… (more)
LibraryThing member LloydLeeWilson
An important contribution to our understanding of the relationship of Quaker faith to the ability to live sustainably as part of creation.

ISBN

9781937768553

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