Telling the Truth About God by Rhiannon Grant

Author: Rhiannon Grant. Review by Jonathan Wooding

‘We affirm that something loving, guiding, and worth listening to is active now, here, in our community.’ | Photo: Telling the Truth About God book cover

If you think theology is now irrelevant to Quakers, think again. Rhiannon Grant shows us that to ‘theologize’ remains an exciting and, indeed, daring venture, once we acknowledge how it might be misused. Her own efforts to be honest about God fall within a radical tradition. She writes: ‘Any form of religiosity in a generally secular society can be seen as counter-cultural.’ That sounds pretty Quakerly. Where religious terminology has expired, become redundant, obsolete, or misleading, that is where the Quaker theologian must be.

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