Author Archive | Os Cresson

Language practices in religiously diverse Friends meetings: Implications for nontheist Friends

We have been speaking about ways Friends can unite even as we differ in religious belief and experience. What are the implications for nontheist Friends, specifically? As nontheist Friends, we live in religiously diverse meeting communities. These are the only ones available to us. It would help if language practices appropriate to diverse communities were […]

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Language practices in religiously diverse Friends meetings

Friends are diverse in religious belief and experience. We often worship with people whose religious views are not your own. Looking around the world, and back through history, Friends’ practices have been accompanied by a variety of religious belief and experience. Apparently, Friends’ practices are independent of how we talk about them. The Quaker way […]

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Publications on Quaker Nontheism

This first appeared in Quaker and Naturalist Too (Iowa City, IA: Morning Walk Press, 2014, pp. 135-145). The list is divided between earlier publications (1962-1995), and later publications (1996-2013). Unfortunately some publications have been missed and the list is not being kept up to date. Please send copies of material to be included, or their […]

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Quaker and Naturalist Too: a new NTF book

Quaker and Naturalist Too, by Os Cresson, foreword by David Boulton, published in 2014 by Morning Walk Press, Iowa City IA. This book is available now at QuakerBooks in Philadelphia (online at www.quakerbooks.org ) for $15.95, and it will soon be carried by the Quaker Centre Bookshop in London (online at https://www.quaker.org.uk/shop ). The author’s income from book sales goes to […]

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Reviews of Publications on Quaker Nontheism in the 2010s

Contents: Introduction Review #1: Patrick Nugent’s homework assignments Introduction: For a general introduction, see the document on this website with reviews from the 1960s. There is also a list of publications on Quaker nontheism on this website. It does not include letters, editorials, book reviews or internet blog postings (an exception was made for two […]

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Reviews of Publications on Quaker Nontheism in the 1960s

Contents: Introduction Review #1: Claire Walker and the Questing Quakers Review #2: Larry Miller’s review of Honest to God Review #3: Toward a Quaker view of theology Review #4: Dan Seeger and nontheist conscientious objection Review #5: Carol Murphy Review #6: Bradford Smith Review #7: Joseph Havens Review #8: Scott Crom Introduction: Learning about the […]

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The NTF dove

It would be nice to know who else uses our dove logo. Happily, it appears on a page about a peace fair at Buckingham Friends School (http://home.comcast.net/~buckinghamfriends/peacefair.htm). The dove was found in the public domain in 2004 by Crystal Hashmet when she created the first NTF website at www.quaker.org. Let’s see where else this little […]

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