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Face to Face: Early Quaker Encounters with the Bible

By T. Vail Palmer, Jr.

Paperback: 290 pages
Publisher: Barclay Press (July 22, 2016)
Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.6 inches
Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
Condition: New

Price: $20.00


The writings of George Fox, Edward Burrough, and Margaret Fell demonstrate that at least these three, first-generation Friends, were reading the Bible with empathy. They stood within the thought and life-world of the earliest Christians and looked at the world through the window of biblical faith. For them the heart of the Bible lay in its personal narratives-the stories of living men, women, and communities; unlike many Christians, then and now, they did not look at the Bible as a legal constitution. They reveled in the poetic language of the Bible’s rich symbol and metaphor. Face to Face is a systematic look at Quakers’ understanding of the Bible, the most comprehensive Quaker theology ever written.

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Weight 6.6 oz