Reading the Bible with Early Friends

31 October 2022 - 11 December 2022

The live Zoom sessions are fortnightly at 19:00-20:00 (UK time) on Thursdays beginning 10 November.



Reading the Bible with Early Friends

This course will offer a detailed exploration of distinctively Quaker approaches to the Bible, based on how early Friends read, understood and used the scriptures.

Working through this material will enable you to gain a deeper understanding of the relationship between Quakers and the Bible. In particular, we will look at how early Friends read the Bible inwardly, and how they acted it out in the form of public signs. We will also consider why the letters of Paul, and the Gospel of John were so important to the early Quaker movement.

The course, which runs over six weeks, includes recorded presentations, questions for reflection, written resources and a discussion forum. We will also meet together in three short live sessions to share our reflections and responses.

The date period given for the course is when you are expected to interact with the online material and discussion forum; you can work on this at any time to suit you

All times are given as UK time. Make sure to check your own timezone at

This course will involve:

DiscussionOnline discussion forumOnline Learning MaterialsRecorded materialWritten and visualZoom 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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