Narrative Theology: The Importance of Quaker Histories and Biographies

Why are Quakers so hung up about our histories and biographies? Doug Gwyn says it’s because we have no creed, so we rely on stories.

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3 thoughts on “Narrative Theology: The Importance of Quaker Histories and Biographies

  1. I love every mention of quotes from writings of early Friends. It doesn’t matter how many times
    I may have read them. Always new and inspirational.

  2. It seems that statements such as: “We have no creed”, our theology is “narrative” theology, Or the theology of experience, are all doctrine, just different doctrine. Not a criticism, but I think Quakers do have doctrine.

  3. THANKS !!!!!
    This shook me up a bit.
    I need to be more in touch with my Quakerism during the week. Otherwise,
    I only think of it on First days.

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