But Who Do You Say That I Am? Quakers and Christ Today

Douglas Gwyn
Quakers are often challenged when people ask us what we believe. Are we Christians? Some Friends would say yes, some no, and many would hesitate—it depends what you mean by “Christian.” Doug Gwyn explores the different stances Quakers have assumed in relation to Christianity, from the unique “primitive Christianity revived” of early Friends, through the foundationist, Conservative, ecumenical, interfaith, universalist, and nontheist positions of different Quakers today. Each of these perspectives makes a contribution to the larger Quaker community, but Gwyn also offers queries testing the limits of each and inviting readers to consider how we are “present-day pioneers in a stream of radical hospitality.” Discussion questions included.

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