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The Shared Quaker Story

3 April - 8 May 2024, Online

In this course, Benjamin Wood will draw on material from his recent book Living Fountain: Remembrances of Quaker Christianity, to explore how Liberal Quakers can honour their uniquely Christian roots, while still valuing diversity of belief and language.

The Statue of an Angel

British Quakers are increasingly divided over matters of theology, belonging, and the status of Friends' Christian past. Unlike earlier decades, many contemporary Quakers hanker after a community unhampered by Christian theology. What might Friends be missing by re-imagining Quakerism in such post-Christian terms? This course argues for the loving retrieval of Christian language, as a way of strengthening our sense of shared community and deepening our spiritual experience. In an effort to envision this practice of recovery we consider:

  • The contemporary status of Christianity within UK Quaker communities
  • The Quaker vision of God
  • The Quaker interpretation of Jesus
  • The Quaker approach to salvation
  • The goal of these explorations is to uncover a dynamic vision of Quaker Christianity, one committed to universal healing, reconciliation, and the crossing of religious and cultural boundaries.

    Live Zoom sessions will take place every Wednesday at 19:00-21:00 (UK time).

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    Telephone: 0121 7282360

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    Start: 00:00 on 3 April 2024

    Finish: 00:00 on 8 May 2024


    United Kingdom

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