Stuart Masters is Woodbrooke’s Programme Coordinator for History & Theology. He coordinates the history and theology area of Woodbrooke’s programmes and offers learning opportunities that…
George Fox in his Own Words: looking at well-known passages with fresh eyes
19 March - 30 April 2024
The live Zoom sessions are at 19:00-20:00 (UK time) on Tuesdays 2 April, 16 April and 30 April
In this course we will explore a number of well-known passages written by George Fox, and listen to some of his words performed in plainsong by Paulette Meier. What did these messages mean in the 17th century? What do they mean to us today?
Throughout his life, George Fox provided valuable written guidance to the early Quaker community, offering hope and encouragement in difficult times. Some passages from these writings have become very well-know, but may be taken for granted. Over a six-week period, we will try and look at these texts with fresh eyes. This will help us to get a deeper understanding of the early Quaker vision, and also consider the contemporary relevance of the issues they raise.
The course will include recorded presentations, questions for reflection, written resources, and a discussion forum. We will also meet together for three live sessions in Zoom, to share our responses and reflections.
The course is part of the celebrations of Fox 400.
This course will involve:
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.