Truth is What Works

Start Date
24th June 2019 6:15 pm
End Date
26th June 2019 2:00 pm


Course Details

How do we know when our foundational religious beliefs are true? And how does this truth bind us together as a Quaker community? Drawing on the insights of Pragmatic philosophers like William James and Charles Pierce this course explores how Friends might find new ways of applying the Truth Testimony to thorny questions of shared Quaker belief and identity. At the heart of this exploration is the suggestion that the fruits of Quaker practice are the basis and illustration of its truth.

Rhiannon Grant is a life-long Quaker who researches and writes about religious language and practices in a variety of contexts.

Ben Wood was recently a Lecturer in Theology & Religious Studies at Leeds Trinity. His interests include, theological ethics, Quaker history & philosophies of knowledge.

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