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Forum on "The Call to Radical Faithfulness" (part 1)
September 5, 2021
This forum is Part I of a series based on a short book:
Douglas Gwynn: The Call to Radical Faithfulness: Covenant in Quaker Experience.
Gary Whiting will lead the discussion. He will have copies of the book available at Meeting for Worship throughout August. You can also buy a copy for $10 at FGC Quakerbooks.
Gwyn addresses an often unacknowledged schism in both our little Society and our larger society -- between the insistence on a Christocentric orientation and a love for the unity brought about by universalistic sensibilities. This is no small issue, though Gwyn feels that the story of our Society embodies the solution.
Part I of the book consists of stories of early Quakers and the peril they underwent. Gwyn thinks that knowing these stories is essential "because Quaker faith is experiential rather than creedal, our theology is narrative in character". He feels that our roots run deep into these early narratives, and that these sensibilities must be absorbed for our Society to blossom into a healing force in the modern world.
Part II of this discussion will take place on October 10th. It will focus on the book's Part II, which how Quaker faith and practice through the centuries has expressed and enacted a covenantal life in the changing circumstances of a modern world.
We welcome attendance both in-person and by Zoom.
Other Groups that Use our Meetinghouse:
|(open to all except as noted; click links for information)|
|Mondays||6:30-9:30pm||Insight Meditation — Yellow Dog Sangha|
|Tuesdays||6:30-8:30pm||Plum Branch Sangha|
|Wednesdays||7:30-8:30pm||Celebration Circle: Meditation Circle|
|2-3 meetings per month||various||Reformed Congregation of the Goddess
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