Having been brought up in a clergy home and explored the Anglican priesthood after studying German at University in Manchester, Phil was drawn to Quakers…
Isaac Penington and Early Quaker Spirituality
Wednesday 20 March 2024
19:00-20:30 (UK time)
In this single live session, we will reflect on a number of short passages from the writings of Isaac Penington (1616-1679) that help us gain a deeper understanding of Quaker spirituality. How do these words speak to us today?
Throughout his writings, Isaac Penington used powerful metaphors to point to the inward experience of divine intimacy as ‘sweet experience’, and expressed scepticism about the value of rational argument. During this session, we will stay close to Penington’s actual words and phrases, and consider their resonances for us today.
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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.