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Conversation with Christ: Quaker Meditations on the The Gospel of John

QuakerPress Publication
By Doug Gwyn | 11/30/12

The Gospel of John is sometimes known among Friends as "the Quaker Gospel," because it speaks to the Quaker concern for a here-and-now experience of eternal reality in Christ. Conversation with Christ explores this theme through thirteen conversations from the Fourth Gospel in which the history and mystery of Jesus are revealed. Each of these close readings is followed by examples of ways Quakers have grappled with its message and by a guided meditation inviting readers to experience the form Christ takes in our lives.



“Doug Gwyn takes novel, creative approach to key conversations with Christ in the book of John. Using guided meditation, Gwyn invites the reader to engage in her or his own conversation living Christ. Insights from biblical scholarship, Gwyn’s own meditation, and early Quaker seekers provide a rich backdrop for the reader’s journey. My students have worked with portions of this beautiful text and discovered new meanings for their lives of faith.”

-Stephanie Ford, Earlham School of Religion