The newest issue of Quaker Religious Thought is being mailed out (so I hear, although I haven’t received it yet). I’m excited for several reasons.
- Editor Jon Kershner described it as having “an all-star lineup,” with contributors including: David Harrington Watt and James Krippner, Christy Randazzo, Cherice Bock, Oscar Lugusa Malande, and Jay Miller. I’m honored to be in such company, and look forward to reading the contributions of these other great authors!
- I wrote an article for it, which will end up being a two-part article because what I wrote was (way) too long. This one is called, “Oregon Yearly Meeting and the Peace Testimony, Part I: Navigating Evangelicalism and Quakerism, 1938–1954.” I presented on this at the Quaker Theological Discussion Group last fall, just prior to the American Academy of Religion gathering in Denver, CO. It is based on research I did with my grandpa, Ralph Beebe. I’m excited to begin publishing about this research we worked on together, and honoring his memory in that way.
- I also have a book review that happened to end up in the same issue. It’s of the book Gospel of the Absurd by R. Scot Miller. Check it out!
- I recently began serving as a web and media editor for QRT, and started getting our social media up and running, so feel free to go “like” the Facebook page.
Quaker Religious Thought is, in my opinion, a really helpful journal for hearing Quaker scholars’ and practitioners’ perspectives on the meaning of various aspects of Quakerism. I have learned much from reading old articles, and I always enjoy reading new ones as they are published. Individuals and meetings can subscribe and receive it, on paper, in the mail. Articles become open access after 18 months and appear here.
Enjoy this newest issue!