Silence and Witness
By: Michael Birkel
The Quaker tradition offers a vibrant brand of spirituality--one that combines spiritual sensibility with a strong impulse toward ethical witness in the world. Silence and Witness shares an introduction to Quaker spirituality covering its history, significant voices, and its characteristic themes, including silent worship, the way of simplicity, prayer, discernment, and an emphasis on inner growth.
Michael Birkel teaches at Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana. His books include A Near Sympathy: The Timeless Quaker Wisdom of John Woolman.