Silence and Witness: The Quaker Tradition
Orbis Books

Silence and Witness: The Quaker Tradition

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The Quaker spiritual tradition integrates mystical insight with prophetic witness. Michael 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 historical development of the "testimonies," the ethical stands taken by Quakers for peace, justice, equality, integrity and simplicity.

  • Author: Michael Birkel
  • Pages: 164
  • Year: 2004
  • ISBN: 9781570755187

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