God, words and us: The pearl of great price

David Boulton, in the second of a series, considers the book 'God, words and us'

Every once in a while a book comes out which proves to be a marker in the continuing development of Quaker faith and practice. I believe God, words and us will prove to be just such a milestone.

In the autumn of 2014 Meeting for Sufferings set up the Book of Discipline Revision Preparation Group (RPG) to prepare the ground for a possible revision of Quaker faith & practice. Some Friends had voiced concern that the growth of nontheist views within the Society might lead to pressure to banish the word God altogether. Was there sufficient unity of vision to discern what revision might be needed for a new articulation of twenty-first century Quakerism?

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