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Radicalizing Spirit: The Challenge of Contemporary Quakerism

By Jeffrey Dudiak

Paperback: 120 pages
Publisher: Friends United Press (October 13, 2015)
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.3 inches
Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces

Price: $14.99

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In these lectures, first delivered at Canadian Yearly Meeting, Jeff Dudiak takes on the thorny issue of the relationship between Quakerism and Christianity, an issue that divides the Religious Society of Friends today. Drawing on Quaker history, the Bible, philosophy, and his own experience among Friends, Dudiak advocates thinking the relationship between Quakerism and Christianity in parallel with the relationship Jesus took with respect to Judaism, that is, as an attempt at “fulfillment,” which requires both fidelity and transgression. He argues, in short, for Quakerism as a form of Christianity so radical that in it “Christianity” itself is put into perpetual question. Across this suggestion, he invites Friends from across the theological spectrum into a deeper sense of mutual appreciation, more meaningful community, and shared calling.