Birmingham exhibition

Monday 23rd January 2017 4.00-6.30pm Wolfson Centre, Level 4, Library of Birmingham Since the middle of the 17th century Birmingham and Warwickshire have been major centres of Quaker activity. Despite being a minority group, they have been highly influential in the social, economic, philanthropic and political development of the region. To find out more about the records […]

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Some charges levelled against Roger Brierley – Work in progress

‘Certaine erroneous opinions gathered from the mouth of Bryerley and his hearers’ [Work in progress – because in a while I will probably post the list of all FIFTY charges. These are some of …

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William Penn Among the Stoics — The Armchair Theologian

William Penn and the Stoics William Pain remains one of early Quakerism’s most vibrant thinkers. He not only applied Quaker principles to the tricky business of statecraft but synthesized the charismatic spirituality of the early 1640s with the intellectual impulses of the Restoration’s cultural elite. Among the most influential ingredients of this fusion was the […]

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The Strange Case of Quaker-Kabbalah

Very interesting post

The Armchair Theologian

Would the Real Quaker Please Stand Up? 

In a post entitled Hyphenated Quakers, the North Carolina blogger RichardM argues that Liberal Quakerism exists in an increasing state of theological disorder, due to the dissolution of a shared Christian culture among Friends. He asks mournfully: ‘Buddhist-Quakers, Wiccan-Quakers, Jewish-Quakers, what sort of religion has this become? Along with these Native American spirituality, Taoism, Sufism, Zen, Feng Sui and a host of other ideas alien to the Christian tradition are now part of the reality of what the Religious Society of Friends has become. There is no question that this is something very different from the Quakerism of George Fox and John Woolman.’ The assumption of our Friend is that there was once something called ‘real Quakerism’, which everyone from George Fox to John Woolman agreed about. It would certainly be easy for people like me (Christ-centred…

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Review of An Introduction to Quakerism by Pink Dandelion — A CERTAIN MEASURE OF PERFECTION

An exploration of the diversity within the Quaker faith By Mr. Simon J. Kyte on 22 Jan. 2008 Format: Paperback The traditional interpretation of the birth of Quakerism is associated with the series… Source: Review of An Introduction to Quakerism by Pink Dandelion

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