Creating Heaven on Earth: The Radical Vision of Early Friends

This course offers an opportunity to explore the material from the 2020 Salter Seminar.

The Quaker movement emerged during a period of great social, political, and religious turmoil. A strongly embodied sense of divine indwelling convinced the earliest Friends that they were participating in the coming of heaven on earth. This experience seemed to turn the world upside-down and disrupt existing relationships between men and women, between rich and poor, and between different cultures and faiths. However, as persecution increased, and God’s kingdom did not come, Quakers faced a struggle to survive within a hostile world. The movement endured, but lost much of its social, political, and economic radicalism. What can we learn from the experience of our founding mothers and fathers? How can we maintain a radical vision within a hostile world?

This course is based on the recorded Salter Seminar and comprises of four live sessions which can be delivered as a full day or over a longer period, e.g. once a week over four weeks.


Woodbrooke Where You Are – History & Theology


Stuart Masters


4 x 1 hour live sessions on Zoom
Learning Materials (1 hour)
Group Activity Materials (1 hour)

Fee: £680

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