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A Very Short Introduction to Quakerism

Date Published: 16 March 2009

This series of free talks at Woodbrooke took place in early 2007. Each talk lasted for approximately 40 minutes and was followed by a 20-minute question and answer session. The speaker was Ben Pink Dandelion, Woodbrooke's Tutor in Postgraduate Quaker Studies. Each talk will make sense individually.

Who are the Quakers?   January 24 2007      

A basic overview of the founding story and ideas of Quakerism and how the movement has grown into a worldwide religion of six traditions.

Now available as a podcast! Download a recording of this lecture in MP3 format by right-clicking here and saving. You can then listen to it using your computer or an MP3 player such as the iPod.

The History of Quakerism   January 31 2007 

An accessible account of the history of Quakerism from the time when it was a movement setting out to change the world, abolish slavery and promote women's rights.

Now available as a podcast! Download a recording of this lecture in MP3 format by right-clicking here and saving. You can then listen to it using your computer or an MP3 player such as the iPod.

Quaker Worship and Witness   February 7 2007    

The radical mysticism of Quakerism, which is based on the idea that God can be experienced without the mediation of priest or text at any time, in any place.

Now available as a podcast! Download a recording of this lecture in MP3 format by right-clicking here and saving. You can then listen to it using your computer or an MP3 player such as the iPod.

What Quakers Believe  February 14 2007    

There are Muslim, Buddhist, Jewish and atheist Quakers today - how do they all co-exist?

Now available as a podcast! Download a recording of this lecture in MP3 format by right-clicking here and saving. You can then listen to it using your computer or an MP3 player such as the iPod.

Quakers, Theology and Language   February 28 2007    

The different attitudes to theology and language within the Society of Friends. The very particular British Quaker understanding of belief will be a focus for this talk.

Now available as a podcast! Download a recording of this lecture in MP3 format by right-clicking here and saving. You can then listen to it using your computer or an MP3 player such as the iPod.

Quakers and Ecumenism   March 7 2007  

This talk will look at how ecumenism first became possible in the nineteenth century and how Friends can relate to other Christians and other faiths today.

Now available as a podcast! Download a recording of this lecture in MP3 format by right-clicking here and saving. You can then listen to it using your computer or an MP3 player such as the iPod.

The Future of Quakerism   March 14 2007 

Where does Quakerism sit in the wider religious landscape today? Where will it be in 25 years' time?

Now available as a podcast! Download a recording of this lecture in MP3 format by right-clicking here and saving. You can then listen to it using your computer or an MP3 player such as the iPod.

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