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George Fox’s Transformation – Part 3

Scholarly View – Video on the key points in the text and 1648 experience

This video offers an overview of the text featured on the last two steps, bringing out five key aspects of George Fox’s thought and how that would shape the Quaker movement he would go on to found.

The five aspects are that:

a) spiritual experience is at the heart of the Quaker faith and has the greatest authority, not text, tradition or church;

b) for the first Quakers, true religion is inward (we return to this next week);

c) Fox is clear that everyone can have the kind of transforming experience he has had;

d) everyone is spiritually equal;

e) this is not a religious option but that Quakers are clear that they represent the true church.

After you’ve watched the video, see if you can think of any other points coming out of your reaction to the passage. Add your thoughts and comments to the discussion area.

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Radical Spirituality: the Early History of the Quakers

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