Charting the Course of 20th Century Liberal Quaker Theology. I call this recent period of progressive Quaker history the Age of Amnesia, an unarticulated sense that Quakerism was effectively invented just a few weeks before thee and me started attending meeting.
Category Archives: About Contemporary Liberal Quakerism
Friends General Conference, Founding Gathering
Two Addresses from the Founding of the major liberal Quaker association of the modern era. These stirring speeches show the dynamic spirit that launched this movement.
The Trouble With “Ministers”
A critical examination of the current efforts to re-establish the system of “recorded ministers” among liberal unprogrammed Quaker groups.
Friends as a “Chosen People”
An Examination of Contemporary Quaker Identity, by Chuck Fager.
FGC’s “Uniform Discipline” Rediscovered
An introduction to the lost “Rosetta Stone” of 20th Century liberal Quaker religious thought — Henry Cadbury’s discovery and reconstruction of George Fox’s suppressed Book of Miracles.
Shaggy Locks & Birkenstocks
a paper delivered at a Swarthmore College Symposium on the Legacy of George Fox, October 2002
The Case Against the Richmond Declaration
The “Richmond [Indiana] Declaration of Faith” has been used by many groups (and strongly rejected by many others) as the equivalent of a formal creed since it was produced in 1887. This essay explains why one liberal Friend can’t accept it.
Sense and Sensibilities: Quaker Bispirituality Today
A fine essay by one of today’s most thoughtful and perceptive Quaker writers, on ways to bridge, or at least encompass, the divergent streams of contemporary Quakerism. From his book of essays and addresses, Words in Time.
“The Trouble with God: Building the Republic of Heaven”* A Review
A theist Friend’s Appreciation of Quaker Non-theism
“Wrestling With Our Faith Tradition”* A Review
A review of Conservative Quakerism on the Rise
“Farmington! Farmington!” A Review*
Licia Kuenning and her prophecy.