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Silence and Witness: The Quaker Tradition [Paperback]

Michael Lawrence Birkel


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April 1 2004 Traditions of Christian Spirituality
Tells the story of the movement's origins and describes how the distinctive Quaker practice of group worship in silence develop. The Quaker tradition integrates mystical insight with prophetic witness. Birkel tells the story of the movement's origins, describes how the distinctive Quaker practice of group worship in silence developed and explains how 'collective discernment' is used in decision-making. He explores the ethical stands taken by Quakers for peace, justice, equality, integrity and simplicity, and reflects on the contemporary relevance and meaning of a Christian tradition with a strong contemplative and activist dimension.

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  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Darton,Longman & Todd Ltd (April 1 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0232524483
  • ISBN-13: 978-0232524482
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 13.4 x 1.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 322 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,010,973 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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