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Godless for God’s Sake: Nontheism in Contemporary Quakerism

Edited by David Boulton

Paperback: 142 pages
Publisher: Nontheist Friends (February 1, 2006)
Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.8 x 0.3 inches
Shipping Weight: 9.1 ounces

Price: $17.99

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Synopsis

27 Quakers from 13 Yearly Meetings in four countries tell how they combine committed membership of the Religious Society of Friends with rejection of traditional belief in a transcendent, personal, and supernatural God. For some of these ‘nontheist’ Friends, God is no more (but no less) than a symbol of the wholly human values of ‘mercy, pity, peace and love’. For others, the idea of God and ‘God-language’ has become an archaism and a stumbling-block. Readers who seek a faith or world-view free of supernaturalism, whether they are Friends, members of other traditions or drop-outs from old-time religion, will find themselves in the company of a varied group whose search for an authentic 21st century understanding of religion and spirituality has led them to declare themselves ‘Godless – for God’s Sake.’