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JUL 13

George Fox: The Quaker Peace Testimony

13 July 2024, Online

This single live session is part of a series celebrating the 400th birthday of George Fox, in which key speakers assess Fox's legacy from a variety of positions. In this session, Douglas Gwyn will look at George Fox and the Quaker peace testimony.

A drawing of George Fox

George Fox is regarded as the principal leader of the early Quaker movement during the 17th century. What part did he play in the development of the Quaker peace testimony? In his Journal he claims to have rejected all violence in the 1640s. However, he also seems to have tolerated Quakers within the army. How can we make sense of this?

Douglas Gwyn has written a number of books on historical Quaker theology, tracing the developments among seventeenth-century and twentieth-century Friends in relation to the wider social and historical currents around them.

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Start: 16:00 on 13 July 2024

Finish: 17:30 on 13 July 2024


United Kingdom

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