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The Quaker Renaissance in Britain (1890-1930)

1 July - 4 August 2022, Online

In the 1880s, Quakers in Britain were a broadly evangelical movement, wary of liberal thought. By the 1930s, they had embraced the discoveries of modern theology and science. This course explores how this dramatic shift occurred.

In this course we will examine the key events, ideas, publications and personalities of this fascinating period of Quaker history. This will help you to better understand liberal Quakerism today. This course will particularly focus on the theological changes that occurred, in how Quakers understood the Bible, Jesus, and their relationship to the first Quakers.

The course takes place over five weeks, with learning materials for you to engage with, and forums for you to share reflections and ask questions. There will be a weekly live session on Zoom to discuss each weeks' material. The date period given for the course is when you are expected to interact with the online material and discussion forum; you can work on this at any time to suit you. The live Zoom sessions are at 19:00-20:30 (UK time) every Tuesday during this period.

“I got everything I hoped for and more… Superb course!" Course participant in 2020

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Telephone: 07562 624047 and 07935 601512

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Start: 09:00 on 1 July 2022

Finish: 00:00 on 4 August 2022


United Kingdom

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