ABSTRACT

Quakers exist neither for themselves nor by themselves alone. Therefore, they ought not to construct Quaker theologies but rather quaker (verb) theology-to add their fingerprints to the larger conversation. David Johns contributes to a Quaker way of thinking theologically but also invites others to think through their denominational identities into a more expansive and ecumenical space. Placing contemporary Quaker thought in conversation with the wider theological tradition, Johns shows that Quakers have something important to contribute to the wider Christian family and he demonstrates how other groups may enter this conversation as well. Some themes explored may not spring immediately to mind as ’Quaker themes’-the saints, C.S. Lewis, sacraments, ritual, and Shakespeare-but Johns argues these are precisely the kind of issues that require Quaker fingerprints-that require quakering.

part Part I|68 pages

Worship and Tradition

chapter Chapter 1|5 pages

Blessing and Cursing

Learning the Language of Faith

chapter Chapter 2|10 pages

Sometimes You Just Gotta Dance

chapter Chapter 3|10 pages

Ritual Management of Presence and Absence

Silence in Worship

chapter Chapter 4|14 pages

Mary Dyer and Other Quaker Saints

chapter Chapter 5|8 pages

(Re)visioning Sacramental Theology

chapter Chapter 6|10 pages

A Tale of Two Edmunds

King Lear Goes to Narnia

chapter Chapter 7|10 pages

He's Not a Tame Lion

Doing Theology with Lucy and Lewis

part Part II|82 pages

Quaker and Christian Faith

chapter Chapter 9|10 pages

A Christo-Textured Life

The Center of Practical Faith

chapter Chapter 10|8 pages

Parenting Virtues

chapter Chapter 11|8 pages

Historically Ungrateful?

chapter Chapter 12|10 pages

People of Unclean Lips

Reclaiming an Anthropology of Complexity

chapter Chapter 13|12 pages

Stained Glass or Transparent Glass

Church and/in a Postmodern Era

chapter Chapter 15|12 pages

No Apology Required

chapter |4 pages

Conclusion