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Kingdom to CommuneProtestant Pacifist Culture between World War I and the Vietnam Era$
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Patricia Appelbaum

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780807832677

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807889763_appelbaum

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“The Practice of the Presence”

“The Practice of the Presence”

Pacifist Spirituality

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(p.110) 7 “The Practice of the Presence”
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Kingdom to Commune
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Patricia Appelbaum

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/9780807889763_appelbaum.11

This chapter examines the particular interface of mystical spirituality with mainline Protestantism and pacifism, using sources from the 1920s through the 1950s. It presents a historical text that was central to mainline Protestant mystical practice; four spiritual teachers whose thought and practice were well known; and testimony from ordinary practitioners of Protestant pacifist mysticism. The discussion shows how mystical spirituality functioned in part as a religious response to modernity, and how liberal Quakerism offered the primary institutional space for it.

Keywords:   religious pacifism, Protestant pacifism, pacificist mysticism, Protestantism, mystical spirituality, modernity, liberal Quakerism

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