Upcoming QTDG at AAR/SBL San Antonio

We are looking forward to the upcoming Quaker Theological Discussion Group (November 19-22) taking place at the American Academy of Religion in San Antonio, TX.

We will hold two sessions on Friday, November 18 from 4:30-9pm in the La Princessa Room at the Hilton Palacio del Rio.

Session 1: “Hybridity and Multi-Religious Belonging among Quakers” 4:30:00 PM to 6:00:00 PM

Panelists:

  • Michael Birkel, Earlham School of Religion
  • Jennifer Buck, Azusa Pacific University
  • Dan Randazzo, University of Birmingham
  • Jeff Dudiak, The King’s University, Edmonton, Canada

Session 2: Review of Early Quakers and Their Theological Thought 7:00:00 PM to 9:00:00 PM

Panelists:

  • Jon Kershner, University of Lancaster
  • Leah Payne, George Fox Evangelical Seminary
  • Paul Anderson, George Fox University
  • Madeleine Ward, University of Oxford
Upcoming QTDG at AAR/SBL San Antonio

Quaker Theological Discussion Group at AAR Atlanta 2015

We are looking forward to seeing everyone in Atlanta this year for our annual Quaker Theological Discussion group! This year we will be reviewing C. Wess Daniel’s, A Convergent Model of Renewal: Remixing the Quaker Tradition in a Participatory Culture.

Friday, Nov. 20, 7:00 – 9:00pm
M20-406
Marriott, room L402.

Moderator: Carole Spencer, Earlham School of Religion

Panel:

David Johns, Union College 20 mins.
Jill Peterfeso, Guilford College 20 mins.
Dan White Hodge, North Park Theological Seminary 20 mins.

Response: C. Wess Daniels, Guilford College 15 mins.

Quaker Theological Discussion Group at AAR Atlanta 2015

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

Quaker Theological Discussion Group Schedule November 2013