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GRADUALISM, PART I. . .

Greenleaf writes:  Gradualism [is] more a disposition than a method…and is equally applicable to any ideological framework I know about…  My first perspective on gradualism came from what I learned from the Quakers…  I was particularly intrigued by the business … Continue reading

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THE SERVANT AS GRADUALIST-NIKOLAI FREDERIK SEVERN GRUNDTVIG

Greenleaf writes: I have in mind the lives of two great culture shaping gradualists…  This morning, Gentle Reader, I will share with you the second of the two great culture shaping gradualists – Nikolai Frederik Severn Grundtvig. Nicolai Frederik Severn … Continue reading

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THE SERVANT AS GRADUALIST – JOHN WOOLMAN

  Greenleaf writes: I have in mind the lives of two great culture shaping gradualists…  The first of these is John Woolman (1720-1772) American Quaker of humble origins.  Largely self-taught he was a dedicated journal keeper and left a document … Continue reading

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THE SERVANT AS GRADUALIST, PART III. . .

Gentle Reader, I concluded my last entry with the following: It is in this spirit of sharing that I will reflect on some events in history in which heroic changes were made swiftly – sometimes at great cost of life … Continue reading

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THE SERVANT AS GRADUALIST, PART II. . .

Greenleaf writes: Gradualism, as I see it, is more a disposition than a method.  One is comfortable with a slow pace and accepts taking opportunities when they come rather than trying to batter down offending walls that are not ready … Continue reading

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A NOTE TO NOTE. . .

Many years ago I was presented copies of Greenleaf’s papers, the ones found in the Greenleaf Archives.  This morning I am going to offer you, gentle reader, part of a note Greenleaf wrote; it is undated but from the content … Continue reading

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THE ‘DREAM’. . .

Greenleaf concludes his 1962 essay by relating a dream he had.  Now, a bit of context might help.  In the 1950s Greenleaf spent a number of years working with three different Jungian Analysts.  One of the gifts that Jungian Analysts … Continue reading

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