Radical Spirituality

Posted on: 01 May 2019

Our online course, Radical Spirituality: the early history of Quakers, began this week and it’s not to late to join the lively international cohort of participants. Developed by Lancaster University and Woodbrooke and delivered through Future Learn, this is our third run of running this programme and it has reached thousands of participants around the world.

To sign up, please register here at Future Learn

This course is open to all; Quakers, those interested in Quakers, Religion or History or those just a little curious. You can dip in and out of the material offered as feels right to you.

This topics covered will include


  • The context of the English Civil War
  • The religious ideas of George Fox and other early Quakers
  • The importance of Fox’s Pendle Hill Experience
  • The role of travel in the start of the Quaker movement
  • Fox’s sojourn in Sedbergh
  • The interiorised nature of Quaker spirituality
  • The popularity and unpopularity of Quakerism
  • Margaret Fell’s role in early Quakerism
  • Quaker history post 1652
  • Quakerism as a global faith

To sign up, please register here at Future Learn


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