Pamphlet 07: ‘Towards Universalism’, Tim R Miles, 1985

In keeping with other leading Quaker universalists of the time, in this pamphlet, written for a Quaker readership, Tim Miles is explicit that universalism is not some new creed or position within Quakerism and that his aim is to encourage Friends to ‘give further thought to expressing our message in universalist terms’. Focussing on the development of formal Christian beliefs and the interpretations of the historical evidence that underpins them, his experience as an academic psychologist and philosopher is evident in the clarity of his analysis and the arguments he puts forward to show why no one formulation of religious beliefs can claim to represent ‘the final truth’.

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