Our Queries and Our Conduct: past, present and future


Summer 2001 No 8 – 01/07/2001


Author: David Maxwell

Document Code: WJ08

Description: It has been a pleasure working with David Maxwell on the latter stages of his Eva Koch Fellowship project on the queries. I was glad for the opportunity to help bring the manuscript to publication. David’s work has combined good research and reflection on the queries in Quaker history with a clear and passionate concern for their renewal among Friends today. I believe many will be informed by his findings and rightly challenged by his conclusions. I find myself persuaded by his argument that a more serious engagement with our queries is a vital component to renewing the internal integrity and wider witness of the Religious Society of Friends. I am grateful to David for his courage and sustained effort to bring this project to fruition. I am also grateful to former Quaker Studies Tutor Ben Pink Dandelion for his work with David during the time of his residence and research at Woodbrooke. I hope these faithful efforts will be rewarded by a sincere response by Friends.

Douglas Gwyn

Quaker Studies Tutor

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