Quaker Theological Discussion Group Schedule November 2013

Here is the schedule for the upcoming QTDG.

Theme: Quakers in Britain and the Review of Paul Anderson’s Following Jesus
Stephen Angell, Earlham School of Religion, Presiding
Friday – 7:00 PM-9:00 PM; Marriott Inner Harbor, Grand Ballroom E & F

This session will involve two parts, first a paper on British Quakerism and then a book review of Following Jesus: The Heart of Faith and Practice, followed by the author’s response. Discussions will follow each half of the session.

Ben Pink Dandelion, University of Birmingham
The British Quaker Survey 2013: Believing and Belonging within Secularizing Society
Paul Anderson, George Fox University
Following Jesus: The Heart of Faith and Practice
Michael Willett Newheart, Howard University
Biblical Bases and Engagements
Carole Dale Spencer, Earlham School of Religion
Quaker Themes and Interpretations
Peter Heltzel, New York Theological Seminary
Ecumenical Implications for Radical Discipleship

Quaker Studies Exploratory Session

Theme: Book Review Session on The Oxford Handbook of Quaker Studies (2013)
Carole Dale Spencer, Earlham School of Religion, Presiding
Sunday – 1:00 PM-2:30 PM; Convention Center 342

This session is devoted to examining The Oxford Handbook of Quaker Studies (ed. by Stephen W. Angell and Pink Dandelion, Oxford University Press, 2013), a collection of 37 original articles by the foremost authorities in Quaker Studies. Its scope is global and interdisciplinary, and it is divided into four major parts: the history of Quakerism; Quaker theology and spirituality; Quaker witness; and Quakers’ broader engagement with culture. Questions under consideration include: What contributions does this book make to the genre of denominational studies? What is its significance for the study of comparative forms of mysticism? What contributions does it make toward understanding Quaker origins and development? Afterward, a business meeting will be held to ascertain interest in an ongoing AAR Quaker Studies Group.

Panelists:
Matthew Hedstrom, University of Virginia
Ann K. Riggs, Friends Theological College, Kenya
Jon Kershner, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
Paul Anderson, George Fox University

Responding:
Stephen Ward Angell, Earlham School of Religion
Pink Dandelion, University of Birmingham

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Quaker Theological Discussion Group Schedule November 2013

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