When the Religious Society of Friends arose in the 1650s, it questioned the fundamental values and underlying principles of English society and pointedly challenged the social, political, and religious status quo. While Friends today continue to resist “the world’s ways,” they have largely accommodated themselves to the forms, customs, and standards of the peoples they live among. Paul Buckley feels we need to re-examine our fundamental beliefs and practices, identifying the changes and additions that have been made in the past three and a half centuries, and acknowledging which of those are unacceptable compromises that need to be abandoned. In his new book, Primitive Quakerism Revived, he challenges Friends to reclaim the essential Quaker principles and mission by modeling a joyfully faithful community of God.
Join us for a brief presentation and discussion.
Copies of two new books will be available for purchase.