Rhiannon Grant is Tutor for Quaker Roles at Woodbrooke and Deputy Programmes Leader for the Centre for Research in Quaker Studies. Rhiannon’s undergraduate degree was…
How Do Quakers Talk About God?
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
God, the Light, the Spirit, or whatever you call it – what do Quakers call it, and why? This session will introduce central ideas in liberal Quaker theology by looking at the ways in which British Quakers talk about God. We will explore the idea that it is possible to make lists of synonyms, and why Quakers today might want to do that: the creative tension between desiring to be inclusive and celebrate diversity on the one hand, and the need to maintain a community united by a common practice on the other hand. Attending this session will help you understand some of the theological ideas current in Quaker communities and how these affect relationships within the community and with the Mystery we are trying to name. It is based on Rhiannon Grant’s research which you can read about in more detail in Telling the Truth about God (Christian Alternative, 2019).
Course category: Exploring Quakerism
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