How the Jesus story and the Quaker way fit together
by Mark Russ
Release date: November 25th 2022
Categories: Christian theology (general), Quaker, Spirituality
What is Quakerism?’ can be a difficult question to answer, especially when Quakers today struggle to find a shared religious language. In this book, Mark Russ answers this question from a personal perspective, telling his story of trying to make sense of Jesus within the Quaker community. Through this theological wrestling emerges a ‘Quaker Shaped Christianity’ that is contemporary, open and rooted in tradition. In reflecting on how to approach the Bible, the challenges of Universalism, and the key events of the Jesus story, this book offers a creative, inspiring and readable theology for everyone who has wondered how Christianity and Quakerism fit together.
- Publisher: Christian Alternative Books (25 Nov. 2022)
- Language: English
- Paperback: 104 pages
- ISBN-10: 180341054X
- ISBN-13: 978-1803410548
About the Author –
Mark Russ is a writer, theologian and teacher, who works for Woodbrooke, the international Quaker learning and research organisation based in Britain. Since 2013 Mark has written useful, Quaker-shaped Christian theology on his blog jollyquaker.com. His theological interests include hope, whiteness, the roots of modern Quaker thought and the theology of Jürgen Moltmann. Before retraining as a theologian, Mark enjoyed a successful decade as a music teacher in London and spent a year visiting and living in various faith-based intentional communities in the UK and USA. He holds an MA in Systematic and Philosophical Theology from the University of Nottingham. He lives with his husband in Birmingham, England.