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Good and evil : Quaker perspectives

Author: Jackie Leach Scully; Pink Dandelion
Publisher: Ashgate, Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2007.
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In this multi-disciplinary collection we ask the question, "What did, and do, Quakers think about good and evil?" There are no simple or straightforwardly uniform answers to this, but in this collection, we draw together contributions that for the first time look at historical and contemporary Quakerdom's approach to the ethical and theological problem of evil and good. Within Quakerism can be found Liberal,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Good and evil.
Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2007
(DLC) 2006029281
(OCoLC)71350330
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jackie Leach Scully; Pink Dandelion
ISBN: 9780754687184 075468718X 1281099317 9781281099310
OCLC Number: 344100145
Description: 1 online resource (x, 252 pages)
Contents: Part I. Introductory section --
Introduction / Pink Dandelion --
Continuing revelation : gospel or heresy? / Paul Anderson --
Part II. Historical perspectives --
George Fox's witness regarding good and evil / Douglas Gwyn --
Early Quakers and divine liberation from the universal power of sin / Carole Dale Spencer --
Beyond depravity : good and evil in the thought of Robert Barclay / Hugh Pyper --
John Woolman and good and evil / Mike Heller --
Part III. Present-day perspectives --
Mental illness, ignorance or sin? : perceptions of modern liberal Friends / Margery Post Abbott --
Giving thanks to God in all things : good and evil in conservative Quaker experience / Deborah Shaw --
The publishers of truth and the enemy of truth : evangelical Friends consider good and evil / Johan Maurer --
Part IV. Contemporary reflections on good and evil --
A people of unclean lips : reclaiming an anthropology of complexity / David L. Johns --
Quakers and coercion in a world of good and evil / Phil Smith --
Evil : the presence of absence / Corey Beals --
Driven by darkness, drawn by light : the progression of faith in the poetry of John Greenleaf Whittier / William Joliff --
Good and evil in an ecumenical perspective / Janet Scott --
'Is it worse to be evil than to do evil' : Dietrich Bonhoeffer's challenge to the Quaker conscience / Rachel Muers --
Looking within : a nontheist perspective / David Boulton --
Darkness and light / Rex Ambler --
Part V. Towards paradigms of Quaker approaches to good and evil --
Good and evil : an epistemological paradigm / Arthur O. Roberts --
The secular ethics of liberal Quakerism / Jackie Leach Scully.
Responsibility: edited by Jackie Leach Scully and Pink Dandelion.
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