The Quakers (Society of Friends) was formed in the 17th Century. It was thought that a man called George Fox helped form the group and gave its name Quakers.
The Quakers (Society of Friends) was formed in the 17th Century. It was thought that a man called George Fox helped form the group and gave its name Quakers. The name Quakers started as an insult to Fox when the judge said to him, "You quake at the presence of God." He was standing in court after being one of the leaders who started Quakers, which was against the law to worship in any other way than the Roman Catholic way. The Friends Meeting House we visited in Liverpool is not classed as a church but purely as a place of worship. As Quakers are non-Liturgical (Waiting on the Spirit) they believe actions are not necessary and everything comes from your heart. The room had six sides this had no spiritual meaning; it was so each speaker could be heard in the room as they believe in equal rights. There was a table in the centre of the room containing various books, including the Bible, Quakers Faith & Practice, Structure of Friends, and Advices & Queries. The table was not called an Altar. The Meeting House didn't have any icons, symbols or even a crucifix. This was because Quakers believe in simplicity and are against wealth and corruption. Which many churches in the 17th contained gold icons and were beautiful places. The Meeting House had no ministers or priests as they believe in equal rights. The Meeting House was a practical building and was simply for the community
American Literature to 1865 - Themes found in "Some Account of the Fore Part of the Life of Elizabeth Ashbridge".
American Literature to 1865 Themes found in "Some Account of the Fore Part of the Life of Elizabeth Ashbridge" In Elizabeth Ashbridge's narrative titled "Some Account of the Fore Part of the Life of Elizabeth Ashbridge", she tells the story of the trials and accomplishments that she endured during her time in Pennsylvania and New Jersey as both a wife and a Quaker minister during the Eighteenth Century. In her autobiography, Ashbridge, who immigrated to colonial America from Ireland, was in search of spiritual enlightment and answers to her religious questions that she found only the Friends in Pennsylvania could provide. The themes that I found to exist within Ashbridge's work include both her quest for spiritual conversion and the marital struggle she went through for being married to a man who would not accept his wife's newfound beliefs and lifestyle. In the beginning of her narrative, Ashbridge has just begun her journey that lead to her relative's house in Pennsylvania. While in Trenton, she was informed that her Relations were Quakers, which caused her to have second thoughts about her arrival, and contemplate turning back. After thinking things over for a moment, she decided that "God brings unforeseen things to Pass," and continued on until she reached her destination. (654). Shortly after meeting with her Aunt, she began to read over the Quakers' book, and
The Quakers The Quakers are VERY simplistic! They have strict rules on certain everyday routines. They don't use electricity or any machinery. So washing machines are out of the question and so are dryers. Although this doesn't count for all Quakers this only counts for the strict and devote. All through the l8th and the l9th century, it was easy to identify a Quaker by certain "peculiar" habits. Most noticeable would have been "hat-honour" (i.e. not removing the hat when in the presence of a "superior"), plain dress and plain speech. "Hat-honour" disappeared fairly early, as the removal of one's hat gradually became recognised more as a matter of courtesy than of deference. The rigid adherence in the l8th century to a particular form of "plain dress" (e.g. no lapels or buttons) did not survive the l9th. Only the "plain speech", noticeably the use of 'thee' and 'thou' and of numbers for the days of the week and for the months continued into the present century. The use of 'thee/thou' was not unusual during the first half of this century among Friends who had been brought up in Friend families (then termed "birthright Friends") but was little used in public. The use of day and month numbers became largely confined to formal Minutes and announcements. The idea of 'birthright friends' or 'friend families' is quite an unusual thing for you and me, but basically these
Quaker worship is very different from the worship of most Christian churches
Megan Personett The Religious Society of Friends is a great denomination that is open to everyone. They believe in equality and silent worship. They show their faith through their everyday lives by being a witness to God, honest, and righteous. Quakers do not participate in elaborate ceremonies or rituals. They are simple and down to earth. It was all started by a great man wanting his questions answered in the 1600’s. This man created a widespread religion based on “the light of God” found in everybody day to day. In 1647 great changes occurred in George Fox’s life. He grew up with Anglican parents until he was nineteen. Then he began to wonder if there was something more to religion. He started asking preachers and priests various questions, none of which could be fully answered for George. Until one day he heard a voice. This voice led him to four conclusions. One, Christ is not just a holy figure from the past; He is present with us today. Second, a Christian is someone who has gone from death to life in an encounter with Jesus. Third, the Church is not just a building but a community of believers who are inspired by Christ. Fourth, Priests are not just intelligent human beings but people inspired by Christ to bring Christ into others lives. These four beliefs became the basis of the Quaker religion in 1647, founded by George Fox.
Describe Christian teachings about the way believers should treat people less fortunate than themselves.
Describe Christian teachings about the way believers should treat people less fortunate than themselves. The subject of poverty is certainly not new to our age. We see it in television, read about it in newspapers and hear about it in the radio. Many Christians are determined to follow their faith and Christian teachings, in order to help the less fortunate than themselves. They will put God's teachings into practise, "Faith without an action is dead", and follow Jesus' example of the agape love, the unconditional, selfless love and concern for others. Christianity teaches that caring for poor is an obligation, not an option, for all those who love God. The Bible says, you should "I command you to be open-handed toward your brothers and toward the poor and needy in your land". Christian love is giving the others those things that you would want them to give to you, if you were in need. "Treat others as you would like to be treated", and it is doing so even if they cannot pay you back. In fact, it is doing so, especially when they cannot pay you back. Many Christians believe in the agape love- the unconditional love; which teaches respect, for others, understanding and mercy. "Speak up and judge fairly; defend the right of the poor and needy". When following this teaching, many Christians would put themselves into poorer shoes and treat them the way that they would want to