Early Quakers like George Fox packed their writing with biblical allusions. The reason why they did it, though, is profound. Michael Birkel explains.
Why did Quakers come to North America? As Max Carter tells it, it wasn’t to escape religious persecution.
Quaker historian Paul Buckley discusses the history of Quaker war tax resistance since the founding of the Religious Society of Friends.
Quaker icon John Woolman balanced activism with an inward contemplative spirituality. Michael Birkel, Professor of Christian Spirituality at Earlham School of Religion, shares more.
Historically, Quakers are known for abstaining from drinking alcohol. What was the reason behind Quaker teetotalism? Was that always the case?
Why are Quaker graveyards different? Early Quakers believed that ornate gravestones communicated the dominion of the upper classes, even in death. Earlham College professor Tom Hamm takes us through the history of Quaker cemeteries.
Why Quakers are called Quakers: the name “Quaker” was originally intended as an insult, until the Religious Society of Friends took it on and claimed it for themselves.
“You’re a Quaker? You mean, like, Amish?” It’s something every Quaker has heard. Max Carter educates us on the differences between the two.
The Quaker conviction of equality sometimes caused small changes in behavior that ultimately had radical consequences. Thomas Hamm explains the origins of Quaker plain speech.
Quakers threw out everything they saw as “empty forms” in the church of their day, including communion and baptism.
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