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Laura Rediehs

energies. Perceiving these energies and understanding them (what is sometimes called “emotional intelligence”) is key to being skilled in human relationships. Our emotions also play into how we sense what is helpful and what is harmful in the world. While it is true that sometimes our emotions get it wrong

Michael Birkel

, a pictorial drama, suggesting, hinting, revealing an inside world of Spirit and Will” (Jones, 1914b, p. 184). To explore this inner realm is to enter the mystical life. Boehme as Mystic Even though Boehme expends tremendous energy to depict his complex cosmos, Jones finds his mysticism to be

“To Renew the Covenant”

Religious Themes in Eighteenth-Century Quaker Abolitionism

Jon R. Kershner

first school for African-American children in Philadelphia (Jackson, 2009, p. 244). Teaching would take much of his energy for the rest of his life, but he managed to maintain an important trans-Atlantic correspondence and published antislavery ideas. Benezet corresponded with Granville Sharpe (1735

Rhiannon Grant

or impersonal and whether the divine can be said to have a ‘will’, are often subsumed into this discussion, although it is not always clear to which ‘side’ they should belong. For example, some Quakers talk about the divine as ‘energy’ in an almost Jedi-like way (God, like the Force, is impersonal

Madeleine Ward

to friends , and suggests that clarifying the Quakers’ position on the historical Christ was the focus of his intellectual energy during this period. This focus had not yet led him to question his fundamental Quaker belief in the sufficiency of the Light. However, it is important to recognise that he