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A Living Faith: An Historical and Comparative Study of Quaker Beliefs
A systematic theological reflection on Quaker beliefs. Widely used in theology courses. Includes questions for use in group discussions and a glossary of theological terms.
Paperback, 269 pages
Published December 1st 2000 by Friends United Press
(first published May 1st 1990)
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This is a well written and well researched book about the history of Quakers. It's not about one particular thinker (like George Fox), but a comparison of various early and modern Quaker views. Cooper does an excellent job of tracing the changes in Quaker meeting style over the past several hundred years. All aspects of Quaker belief are examined and compared and contrasted with early Quakerism and modern Quakerism. If you want to understand where Quakers came from and who the founders were, thi ...more
This definitely isn't an "intro" type of book, it likely is a good book for religious scholars. I'm not super well versed on the nuances of Christianity so, a lot of the topics and comparisons made in the book took a lot of re-reading trying to comprehend a lot of new ideas. An example of this would be the 3 different theories of the exact mechanism of Christ's resurrection. I had never really though of exactly how Christ's resurrection lead to salvation, let alone thought of 3 different ways.