Quaker history

Elizabeth Gurney Fry: A Quaker Mess

Friends are doing a lot of reevaluation these days, reexamining our past and our venerable Quaker ancestors. In some cases, when moral inconsistencies emerge into the open, reexamination means that some iconic Friends are losing their luster. In other cases, stories of early Friends’ messy lives help us to see their humanity, which can lend greater depth and nuance to their spiritual writings.


William Penn’s “Holy Experiment” (review)

William Penn’s “Holy Experiment”
Quaker Truth in Pennsylvania, 1682-1781
written by James Proud
reviewed by Robert Levering

I’d be interested in this book even if I weren’t a Quaker.



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