Who do you say I am?

by Lloyd Lee Wilson

Paper Book, 2010



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CP 409/1


Wallingford, Pa. : Pendle Hill Publications, 2010.

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LibraryThing member kaulsu
"Pendle Hill sponsored a series of lectures entitled, 'Who Do You Say I Am?' Friends from across the spectrum of Quakerism were invited to speak about who Jesus is for them and how that affects their lives" (paraphrased from the pamphlet).

Wilson's pamphlet is easy reading. He takes the reader with him through his own particular logic of why he is a follower of Jesus, or more succintly, a Christian Quaker. Wilson looks at the theological issues of atonement, of Christ's divinity and the doctrine of the Trinity. He ultimately comes to the realization that this large question begs another: who are WE? If we claim to understand who Jesus is, and claim to follow him, then who must we say we are? And do we live into the life we claim? Lloyd Lee probably does better than most.… (more)
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This pamphlet is important, laying out clearly the understanding and belief of this Christian Quaker (North Carolina YM Conservative) about Jesus as Messiah, the Anointed One to carry out God's plan to reconcile human beings with God. Jesus by teaching and example reveals the Kingdom of God and invites and shows us how to participate in it. God's justice in response to our sins against man and all Creation is a process of restoration, not punishment. Wilson explicitly rejects the traditional Atonement theory of Jesus' death. Jesus' work was to make the Kingdom of God accessible to all, teaching and showing us how to live in the Kingdom of God, along with the promise of resurrection, that evil and death cannot permanently separate us from that Kingdom.
Wilson observes that where we place ourselves in the broad tradition of Quakerism is shaped largely by who we discern Jesus to be. It is interesting to note that Howard Brinton, in PHP #156 (1967), distinguishes the various types of Quakerism in the spectrum by their relationship to mysticism, rather than their doctrine on Jesus. This raises the question of whether there is some relationship between the two criteria so that they indicate two aspects of the same distinction, or whether these two Friends just emphasize different matters.
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