Reasons for Hope: The Faith and Future of the Friends Church
Reasons for Hope is a mini-course in evangelical Friends theology, church history, and philosophy. It is also a call for renewal. Punshon cites the Biblical bases of Friends distinctives—open worship; decision making under the guidance of the Holy Spirit; foregoing outward practice of the ordinances; and the Friends testimonies of simplicity, integrity, and nonviolence—and builds a case for the role these distinctives can play in the growth of the Friends Church in the twenty-first century's postmodern culture.
- Author: John Punshon
- Pages: 375
- Year: 2001
- ISBN: 9780944350560