George Fox: A Feminist Quaker Perspective

Tuesday 18 June
19:00-20:30 (UK time)

A drawing of George Fox

This single live session is part of a series celebrating the 400th birthday of George Fox, in which key speakers assess Fox’s legacy from a variety of positions. In this session, Rachel Muers will look at Fox from a Feminist Quaker perspective.

George Fox defended the right of women to be preachers and ministers within a rigidly patriarchal society. However, the belief in spiritual equality did not necessarily imply a commitment to social equality. What did this mean for women within the early Quaker movement?

Rachel Muers, who is a lifelong Quaker and Chair of Divinity at the University of Edinburgh, will explore George Fox’s attitude towards women, and assess his legacy as an advocate of spiritual equality. Was Fox a Feminist?

The session is part of the celebrations of Fox 400.

This course will involve:

DiscussionSpeakerZoom Session

Accessibility info:

On the booking form, there is a chance for you to let us know about any accessibility or communication adjustments that will enable you to participate more fully in the course. Automated Zoom closed captions are available for all live sessions but if you feel you require more accurate closed captioning please email us directly in addition to booking.

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