How Quakerism Began

The Quaker way emerged in circumstances like those we face today. Max Carter, a professor at Guilford College, shares the story of George Fox, who went seeking for spiritual answers and found them not in a church, but within.

Jon Watts

Jon Watts launched and directed the QuakerSpeak project for its first 6 seasons. Keep up to date with Jon’s work at his website.

7 thoughts on “How Quakerism Began

  1. The faith of George was joyously simple—a personal relationship with Christ Jesus. This relationship not only led to the Holy Spirit’s transformation of Fox’s life (found recorded in his Journal), but also became a shared experience in a gathered meeting (Matthew 18:20, depicted in the painting “The Presence in the Midst.” It was primitive Christianity revived which the political church had forgotten.

  2. Hello, Max,
    This is great idea. These will be short selected bits that allow folks to pick up easily, and welcome the next input..later. Not feeling that they can ‘t take a block of time, so get nothing! Allows you, and us, to think of what are the important Quaker history events, ideas, to share.
    Carry on!
    Jane Z-B

  3. I love that this series in now available to help us “explain” to others the ideas that sparked and continue to enrich our spiritual experiences. The use of the questions and the transcripts are also very welcome.

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