Spiritual discernment : the context and goal of clearness committees

by Patricia Loring

Pamphlet, 1992



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CP 305 C2


Wallingford, PA : Pendle Hill Publications, 1992.

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LibraryThing member kaulsu
Loring builds the case for modern clearness practice by looking first at early Friends and the way they came to view discernment.

When she finally describes the ideal process we see that it is not the all too often case of Friendly Advice but rather a holy space where the focus person is gently yet truthfully guided to query their inward guide for discernment.… (more)
LibraryThing member QuakerReviews
This essential pamphlet defines discernment and the need for it, gives guidelines for discerning leadings, and discusses leadings and the role and guidelines for clearness committees as an instrument for discernment. The discussion of leadings, including the relationship of leadings to our spiritual growth into our true selves, is clear, insightful, challenging, and wise. The explanation of the responsibility of meetings for spiritual nurture and support in discernment is important and challenging for our meetings.… (more)


0875743056 / 9780875743059

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