Quaker Theology #25 -- Summer - Fall 2014
About the Contributors
George Amoss, Jr.
is active in
Homewood Friends Meeting in Baltimore, where he is a member, and Little
Falls Friends Meeting in Fallston, Maryland. A clinical social worker
in private practice, he has served as editor of Universalist Friends,
the journal of the Quaker Universalist Fellowship, and maintains the
Quaker Electronic Archive Web site at:
His blog, The Postmodern Quaker, is at:
is Professor of Quaker Studies at Earlham School of Religion, and Co-Editor of Quaker Theology.
Julio Antonio Cuesta Martínez,
(born Gibara, Holguin, Cuba, 1971) is a poet, narrator, storyteller,
literary researcher and essayist. He is a member of the Artistic
Vanguard of Gibara. He presides over the municipal literary workshop,
“Armando Leyva”. He is the founder of the Provincial club of oral
narrators, Picos de Oros (Golden Mouths) of Holguin. He is an
instructor of literature who works with all age groups. His students
and workshop participants have won numerous prizes at the municipal,
provincial and national levels. He has participated in various national
events, including several sessions of the international book fair in
Gibara, Holguin and Havana, in the Festival of the Caribbean in
Santiago de Cuba and events of scenic oral narration in several Cuban
provinces. He belongs to the network of popular educators attached to
the Centro Martin Luther King in Havana. (cmlk.org)
His career highlights have included many prestigious awards, including
the Benito Pérez Galdós 2011 awards for poetry (for Puente de Carbón)
and biography (of Gibara poet Antonio Carballo de la Rosa). He authored
a story, “Doble Lección,” which appeared in La Mar de Cuentos, Cuentos de la Mar,
by Omar Mauri (Havana: Editorial Gente Nueva, 2009). His poems
dedicated to the poets César Vallejo and Miguel Hernández have appeared
in anthologies. In addition, he is the author of several unpublished
is Editor of Quaker Theology.
H. Larry Ingle
is emeritus Professor of History at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, and author of Quakers in Conflict
, a history of the Hicksite-Orthodox separation of 1827; and First Among Friends,
a biography of George Fox. His study, Nixon’s First Cover-up: The Religious Life of a Quaker President,
is forthcoming from the University of Missouri Press.
Sallie B. King
is Professor of Philosophy and Religion at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA. She is the author of Buddha Nature
(SUNY Press, 1991); Journey in Search of the Way: The Spiritual Autobiography of Satomi Myodo
(SUNY Press, 1993); Being Benevolence: The Social Ethics of Engaged Buddhism
(Hawaii, 2005); and Socially Engaged Buddhism (
Hawaii, 2009). She is co-editor (with Christopher S. Queen) of Engaged Buddhism: Buddhist Liberation Movements in Asia
(SUNY Press, 1996) and (with Paul O. Ingram) of The Sound of Liberating Truth: Buddhist-Christian Dialogues in Honor of Frederick J. Streng
(Curzon Press, 1999). She is a Trustee of the international, interfaith
Peace Council and a former President of the Society for
Buddhist-Christian Studies (in the USA).
is a former CIA
counterterrorism officer and senior investigator with the Senate
Foreign Relations Committee. He is currently serving a 30-month federal
prison sentence for blowing the whistle on the CIA’s torture program.
He is the only federal employee or contractor who has been prosecuted
or imprisoned in connection with the torure programs of
what was called the “War On Terror.”
was born in
Battambang Cambodia in 1946. The mother of three children, she has
lived in France since 1980. Formerly a professor of philosophy at Phnom
Penh, she was raised a Buddhist but converted to Catholicism. Today
Claire Ly shares her human and spiritual experience to advance
the two religions together. Claire Ly teaches the ISTR (Institute of
Science and Theology of Religions) in Marseille. Her first book,
Revenue de l'enfer (Back From Hell), published by Editions de l’Atelier
in 2002, translated from French into Italian and Polish, gave her the
opportunity to discuss, throughout France, the history of Cambodia and
its exceptional religious history. She has also published, Mangrove, At
the crossroads and cultures; and Back in Cambodia, the path of liberty
for a survivor of the Khmer Rouge (all in French). In 2009 she was
named a Knight of the Legion of Honor.
the history of Quaker theology for a Master of Arts in Theological
Research at Andover Newton Theological School in Massachusetts. He
holds an M.Ed. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and
majored in the study of religion at Princeton. He taught history and
peace studies at The Meeting School in Rindge, NH for eight years, and
served as educational program coordinator in its last three years.
Earlier he taught social studies at the Arthur Morgan School in Celo,
NC, serving as co-clerk of the school for two years. He studied at
Pendle Hill for a year, has represented New England Yearly Meeting at
Friends United Meeting Triennials and presented workshops in Quaker
history and theology at the Friends General Conference Gathering, NEYM
sessions, and the Sixth World Conference of Friends in Nakuru, Kenya.
is a graduate of
Earlham College. He recently earned a Masters of Theological Studies
from Harvard Divinity School and is pursuing a doctorate in religious
studies at the University of Virginia. His research focuses on American
religion in the twentieth century, especially involving the topics of
liberal religion, Christian nonviolence and the interaction of religion
and politics. He has published several articles on Quaker history.
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