Godless for God's sake : nontheism in contemporary Quakerism

by David Boulton (Editor)

Other authorsPhilip Gross (Author), John Cooke (Cover artist), David Rush (Author), Os Cresson (Author), Sandy Parker (Author), Robin Alpern (Author), Joan D Lucas (Author), James T Dooley Riemermann (Author), Bowen Alpern (Author)
Paperback, 2006

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Available

Call number

Q BOU

Publication

Dent, Cumbria : Dales Historical Monographs, 2006.

ISBN

0951157868 / 9780951157862

Description

27 Quakers from 13 Yearly Meetings in four countries tell how they combine committed membership of the Religious Society of Friends with rejection of traditional belief in a transcendent, personal and supernatural God. For some of these 'nontheist' Friends, God is no more (but no less) than a symbol of the wholly human values of 'mercy, pity, peace and love'. For others, the idea of God and 'God-language' has become an archaism and a stumbling-block. Readers who seek a faith or world-view free of supernaturalism, whether they are Friends, members of other traditions or drop-outs from old-time religion, will find themselves in the company of a varied group whose search for an authentic 21st century understanding of religion and spirituality has led them to declare themselves 'Godless - for God's Sake'.… (more)

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