By: Kerry Walters
A Quaker mystic and social activist, Rufus Jones won a Nobel Prize as co-founder of the American Friends Service Committee. Widely considered one of the most significant religious voices in America at the time of his death in 1948, his writings impart an Emersonian vision of the ever-present reality of God in our souls and in our world. Indeed, his quintessentially American "affirmative mysticism" infuses all contemporary spirituality and offers an uplifting, positive, and powerful message today.
Kerry Walters, and Episcopal deacon and peace activist, is professor of philosophy and peace and justice studies at Gettysburg College. An award-winning author and speaker, his many books include Atheism: A Guide for the Perplexed (Continuum, 2010) Practicing Presence: The Spirituality of Caring in Everyday Life (Sheed & Ward, 2001), and The Art of Dying and Living (Orbis).