A Spirit-led Church response from the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in Britain to WCC Faith and Order Paper No 214, The Church, Towards a Common Vision, Geneva 2013 Prizing as we do our personal and corporate experience of God, Quakers are very conscious of the limitations of language in conveying this experience. Yet we have a rich verbal tradition and we value the precision of language in our corporate decision-making. In responding to a theological document we are using more highly-wrought language than Quakers would usually deploy. We ask all our readers to bear in mind that religious language is necessarily metaphorical and partial, even as it seeks to express the deepest truths.
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